On Demand OCD & Anxiety Lecture Series: Neurosurgery and Other Novel Interventions for Refractory OCD

This presentation was originally reviewed on April 10, 2023, and broadcast live online on April 7, 2023, from 2:30 PM – 4:15 PM ET.

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Most individuals with OCD respond to standard treatment, including exposure and response prevention therapy and medications that act on serotonin.  However, only a little more than one-third of suffers obtain complete remission, and approximately 10% of OCD sufferers continue to experience severe and disabling symptoms, despite receiving maximal conventional treatment.  This presentation will cover treatment options that clinicians can consider to target residual symptoms in those who have responded partially, including medication strategies and non-invasive neuromodulation, including ketamine and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). For the 10% who remain severely affected, we will discuss neurosurgical interventions, including deep brain stimulation (DBS) and lesioning procedures. 

 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.

Learning Objectives

After this lecture, registrants will be able to:

  1. Formulate a treatment plan for OCD sufferers who continue to experience symptoms despite receiving maximal, standard treatments.
  2. Name three barriers to access to neurosurgical interventions for OCD and develop strategies to mitigate these barriers.
  3. List the inclusion and exclusion criteria for deep brain stimulation for severe and disabling, refractory OCD.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 1.50 Psychologists
  • 1.50 MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • 1.50 Participation
Course opens: 
05/15/2023
Course expires: 
05/12/2025

There is no commercial support for this activity.

About these speakers

Rachel A. Davis, MD is associate professor of psychiatry with a secondary appointment in neurosurgery at the University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine, where she serves as Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Psychiatry.  Dr. Davis is Medical Director of the OCD Program, Co-Director of the OCD Surgical Program, and Director of the Psychiatric Neuromodulation and Advanced Therapeutics Service.  She specializes in treating individuals with severe and refractory OCD, and CU Anschutz/UCHealth is one of just a few academic centers in the world providing deep brain stimulation (DBS) for OCD.  Dr. Davis is interested in the use of DBS for other severe and refractory psychiatric illnesses and is a Principal Investigator on a National Institutes of Health BRAIN initiative, studying the ethics of DBS in schizophrenia.  

Elizabeth Fenstermacher, MD is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine, where she serves as the Medical Director of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Service in the Department of Psychiatry.  She also has an appointment through Children’s Hospital Colorado where she is integrated into the neurology department including multidisciplinary clinics treating patients with non-epileptic seizures, functional neurological disorders, and tics and tourette’s disorder.  She specializes in treating children and adolescents with complex psychiatric and neurologic comorbidities, as well as treating adults with treatment refractory depression and obsessive compulsive disorder with TMS.  She is also involved in several neuromodulation initiatives through the University of Colorado in particular several ongoing studies focused on the use of Deep Brain Stimulation for the treatment of severe psychiatric illness (OCD, Depression, Schizophrenia).  Dr. Fenstermacher is interested in translating advances in our understanding of the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders to clinical practice and has developed and taught several neuroscience and genetics courses at different institutions including Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, and Children’s Hospital Colorado as well as taught nationally and continues to contribute actively to the curricula of the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative where she is a Brain Trust Fellow.

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Elizabeth Fenstermacher, MD, reports that she has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients during the past 24 months. She will not discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation. The contents of her presentation has been reviewed to ensure that the information presented is balanced and evidence based.

Rachel A. Davis, MD, reports that she is a consultant for Medtronic, Inc. She will also be discussing commercial products with FDA approval for OCD. She will be discussing off-label pharmaceuticals. The content of her presentation has been reviewed to ensure that the information presented is balanced and evidence based.

Event Planners/Reviewers Disclosures: The following event planners and/or reviewers are reported as having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months: Jon Hershfield, MFT, Todd Peters, MD, Deepak Prabhakar, MD, Elizabeth Ryznar, MD, MSc., Louis Marino, MD, Ehsan Syed, MD, Devi Bhuyan, PsyD, Faith Dickerson, PhD, Carrie Etheridge, LCSW-C, Tom Flis, LCPC, Stacey Garnett, RN, MSN, Octavia Coit, MN, Heather Billings, RN, Lisa Illum, MLIS, MEd, and Jennifer Tornabene.

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 1.50 Psychologists
  • 1.50 MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • 1.50 Participation
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This presentation was originally reviewed on April 10, 2023, and broadcast live online on April 7, 2023, from 2:45PM – 4:15 PM ET.

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OCD & Anxiety Lecture Series: Neurosurgery and Other Novel Interventions for Refractory OCD

Rachel A. Davis, MD, DFAPA

Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs and Strategy

Service Director, Psychiatric Neuromodulation and Advanced Therapeutics

Co-Director, OCD Surgical Program

Medical Director, OCD Program

Chief, CUMedicine Outpatient Psychiatry Practices

University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Aurora, CO 

&

Elizabeth Fenstermacher, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Medical Director, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Service

University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine

Aurora, CO

 

Originally reviewed April 10, 2023.
Originally broadcast live April 7, 2023, from 2:45- 4:15 PM ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: May 12, 2025.

Activity Time: Ninety-minute recorded webinar lecture with a 15-minute evaluation process. Total Time: 1:45

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