Today we came out with a paper that combines neurosurgical patients from Sao Paulo, Boston and Stockholm and we studied symptom dimensions (what type of OCD it was) and clinical outcome after limbic system surgery for treatment-refractory patients. Patients with hoarding symptoms had a worse response to treatment (mean Y-BOCS decrease of 22.7% ± 25.9% vs 41.6% ± 32.2%, respectively; p = 0.006). Click the link below for the full story:
Gentil AF, Lopes AC, Dougherty DD, Rück C, Mataix-Cols D, Lukacs TL, Canteras MM, Eskandar EN, Larsson KJ, Hoexter MQ, Batistuzzo MC, Greenberg BD, Miguel EC. Hoarding symptoms and prediction of poor response to limbic system surgery for treatment-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder. J Neurosurg. 2014 Apr 4.