Neurosurgery for mental disorder (NMD)

Explains what NMD is, what the operation is like, possible side effects and alternative surgical treatments. Also covers the law around consent to treatment by NMD.

Your stories

My depression, my epilepsy and me

Simon blogs about epilepsy, depression and asking for support at work.

Posted on 02/03/2015

Finding help for OCD

Katie d'Ath
Posted on 17/10/2013

How treatment helped me to live with depression and anxiety

Rachel, a member of Mind, blogs about finally accepting CBT and anti-depressants and how they helped.

Posted on 12/11/2014

Useful contacts

Care Quality Commission

National Customer Service Centre: 03000 616161
Inspects hospitals, care homes and health care services, and works to protect people receiving treatment under the Mental Health Act.

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

029 2092 8850
The independent inspectorate and regulator of all healthcare in Wales.

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

0131 313 8777 or
0800 389 6809
Organisation which safeguards the rights and welfare of everyone with a mental health problem in Scotland. Provides information on the law relating to treatment in Scotland.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Provides guidelines for treatment within the NHS, including guidance on vagus nerve stimulation (VNS).


0845 120 3778
Organisation supporting people with obsessive compulsive disorder. Provides information about neurosurgery for mental disorder as a treatment for OCD.

This information was published in May 2015. We will revise it in 2018.

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