Management of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder-Related Skin Picking With Gamma Knife Radiosurgical Anterior Capsulotomies: A Case Report

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Sir: We present the case of a patient with severe skin picking who had not responded adequately to pharmacologic or behavioral therapy. He received bilateral anterior capsulotomies using gamma knife radiosurgery leading to improved behavior, reduction in skin picking with wound healing, and no adverse effects. The role of radiosurgery for severe obsessive-compulsive behavior is discussed.​

J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(8):1337-1339