Resolution of severe obsessive-compulsive disorder after a small unilateral nondominant frontoparietal infarct

A. Diamond, William G. Ondo

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Abstract

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a disabling neuropsychiatric disorder, which rarely spontaneously remits. We present a case of a patient suffering with severe OCD whose symptoms disappeared immediately following a small right posterior frontoparietal infarct. We speculate that the lesion modulated the cortical-subcortical circuits, likely through a change in input into in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. This could have implications regarding surgical targeting in OCD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-407
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Neuroscience
Volume121
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

Keywords

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • stroke
  • surgery
  • target

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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