lobotomy


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

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The reality of prefrontal lobotomy is jarring and disquieting, pulling on primal fears.
But the scene about the lobotomy was the most challenging to write.
Maybe these guys have already had the frontal lobotomy.
The lobotomy was performed by a local GP or surgeon, and one patient is known to have died.
Prefrontal lobotomy is perhaps the most infamous of many discredited treatments that were introduced as a great solution to severe brain disorders such as schizophrenia.
However, the veil of that alleged progressive and artificial "weariness" serves to cover up the cautious operation of lobotomy and cementing of the statements that everything is futile and predetermined.
Which got me thinking about the self lobotomy the Chicago Sun-Times performed when it laid off its entire 28-person full-time photo staff, including a Pulitzer Prize winner, late last spring.
The former 'Teen Mom' star has responded to Sheen's inflammatory rhetoric, including phrases like "desperate guzzler of stagnant douche agua," "tranny-boobs," and "congrats on surviving your lobotomy.
Instead this column is about someone I know but don't talk to, and who made me surprised and angry enough to ask if she had decided to have a lobotomy, being the sort of person who would gladly join the queue, and have a good time in the line, if she heard that her buddies were all queuing to have lobotomies.
The groom wore a suit; the bride, a custom-made Valentino confection with a headpiece that made her look like the world's most ethereal lobotomy patient.
Maybe if I'd had a lobotomy but I'd hope a good friend would direct me to a gambling awareness group.
She is set to undergo a lobotomy in five days' time and so she retreats into her imagination where she and four other female inmates at the asylum plot to escape the facility.
He describes the development of mental hospitalization, the history of torturing mental patients, the concept of moral treatment in early psychiatry, the treatment of epileptics, electroshock therapy, lobotomy, and the use of psychiatric drugs.
Now she's out of luck, as she's been denounced for dabbling in black magic, and she may end up being forced into having a lobotomy.
Lastweek''s conference, with its acres of empty seats, looked a bit like meeting a dazed survivor from a full frontal lobotomy.