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42-year-old Pamela Mehra from USA is finally Relieved of Her Prolonged Autism and OCD at Jaslok Hospital

  • 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




Author Name
Bipasha Mitra

Published Date
: 03-Apr-2017

Bipasha Mitra 

After completing her Bachelors Degree in English and PG Diploma in Journalism, Bipasha started her career in writing. With an eye for detail and a creative bent of mind, she emphatically crafts patient's stories, and pens blogs and articles understanding what the readers want to know and should know for their medical treatment.

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