- USA based 42-year-old Pamela Mehra was diagnosed since she was 3-years-old.
- Over time she lost social interaction and became virtually mute. The only way she could communicate with her family was through signs and actions.
- By the time she was brought to Jaslok Hospital, apart from autism and epilepsy she suffered from severe obsessive compulsive disorder and aggression.
- Her family approached a lot of doctors in USA and Germany but none of them was ready to perform a surgery on her.
- Neurosurgeons suggested her to go to Dr. Paresh Doshi, Director of Neurosurgery at Jaslok Hospital.
- After re-evaluation by Dr. Amit Desai, Consultant Psychaitrist at the hospital, it was concluded that her disease was severe that would not respond to medical treatment.
- However, it was possible to check her obsession, aggression and autism by a rare Deep Brain Stimulation surgery of nucleus accumbens.
- After the surgery her condition improved by leaps and bounds.
- Her aggression is under control and she has gradually started to take part in social interaction as well.
Source: Jaslok Hospital, Media update