:: urbansheep (urbansheep) wrote,
:: urbansheep

[ L ] Лоботомия: Special For

У вас же есть свой семейный нейрохирург, ведь правда?


In cognition, it would seem that it's not always what you have but sometimes what you don't have. Or at least that's what this article says, as it describes how lobotomies helped several patients. After removing parts of patients' frontal lobes, they were able to recover from debilitating depression and, in some cases, get back to their productive careers.

The patients suffered from severe depression and many had been in hospital for years. But after the controversial operation, called neurosurgery for mental disorder (NMD), eight of the 14 patients treated could leave hospital and live on their own. Details of the patients’ dramatic improvement come as British psychiatrists have called for a moratorium on the treatment.

Neurosurgery for mental disorder involves using a laser to destroy a tiny part of the brain. The irreversible procedure is carried out on patients suffering from severe depression or obsessive compulsive disorders . It is similar to lobotomy operations performed in the 1940s and 1950s which involved severing the frontal lobes of the brain.


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