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Synonyms for lobotomy

surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain

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The judge plans to give jurors instructions to help navigate the law, and he's worried aloud about what he calls "the employee mobility problem," though he did tell Uber lobotomies won't be the answer.
Lobotomies were phased out by the 1970s, as anti-psychotic medication was used more.
With other patients, he actually performed frontal lobotomies, cutting the connection between the central portion of the brain and the frontal lobes.
The work was done in Yorkshire because everything is cheaper and better there, from lobotomies to French polishing" - Labour MP Austin Mitchell, who had his sofas re-upholstere d.
They sterilized the poor in the name of alleviating poverty, and performed lobotomies on offenders in the name of alleviating crime.
Cuckoo's Nest is based on author Ken Kesey's own experiences of working on psychiatric wards in the 1950s, when lobotomies and electric shock treatment still persisted.
Through the middle decades of the 20th century gays were routinely pressured to convert to heterosexuality, whether through psychoanalysis, electroshock therapy, lobotomies, or even castration.
Following the experience of psychiatrist Egas Moniz in Portugal, they had given frontal lobotomies to six patients.
Like "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," debuting writer-director Richard Ledes' "A Hole in One" is an offbeat romantic drama about cranial housecleaning, this time as part of the 1950s psychiatric health care explosion that led to lobotomies as treatment for everything from anxiety to insomnia.
Those whose brains could not be "kick-started" often underwent lobotomies.
Support comes from Ramones doppelgangers the Lobotomies.
Even when treatments became more medical than theological, they were often brutal--from lobotomies to forced confinement.