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brain surgery on human patients intended to relieve severe and otherwise intractable mental or behavioral problems

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The history of psychosurgery is as old as the history of neurosurgery, and the trepanation holes discovered in the prehistoric human skull are living testimony to the fact that these surgeries have been performed since ancient times.
Credit must be given to the Ghanaian Parliament for ensuring that children with mental illness do not receive irreversible treatment such as psychosurgery (right no.
18) Rehabilitative techniques ranged from those that were overtly benign, such as vocational training and basic education, to those that decidedly were not, such as psychosurgery, forced sterilization, and physically intrusive "behavior modification" programs.
Whether the formal rites of exorcism will ever become one of the treatments, ranging from psychosurgery to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) remains to be seen.
It may even resemble the results of classic psychosurgery of the 1940s and 1950s, when aggressive patients were transformed into placid conformists--without the aggression but without any interest in life or in the activities that had once been central to their existence.
The chapter discusses predictive assessments, such as those of violence risk or future functional impairment, and the treatment of mental disorders, including the short and long term effects of medication, psychological treatment, brain stimulation, and psychosurgery.
Title: Psychosurgery in the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa
UCLA hosted the "Violence Project" in the early 1970's, and there are reports of experimental psychosurgery in the Vacaville state correctional facility in the same time period.
2-1102 also prohibits a court from entering an order for specific types of treatment, such as non-therapeutic sterilization, abortion, or psychosurgery, admission to a hospital or training center, or administration of antipsychotic medication or electroconvulsive therapy except under certain conditions.
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Psychosurgery or deep brain stimulation (DBS) has shown promising results in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, depressive disorders, and Tourette syndrome, according to experts.
Included in the chapter entitled 'Deep Play in the Mechanics of the Mind' is a discussion of the moral issues surrounding the impact of psychosurgery and neuroimplantation on an individual's perception of identity (156-60).
Severing the Soul" - Recently found footage interweaves an account of Rosemary Kennedy's lobotomy procedure in 1941 with an overview of the psychosurgery movement in the United States.
Dilantin or Lamictal, and psychosurgery, (28) but the details depend on
Historians of psychiatry regard psychosurgery as an extreme, or 'last resort' measure, but still keeping within a pattern of increasingly physical approaches to mental disorders.
For all the hyperbole and hysteria, the psychosurgery and the Ritalin debates served a useful purpose.