Improvement in severe self-mutilation following limbic leucotomy: a series of 5 consecutive cases.

BACKGROUND The efficacy of neurosurgical intervention for self-mutilation behavior associated with severe, intractable psychiatric disorders remains undetermined. We report the effects of limbic leucotomy in 5 consecutive patients with severe self-mutilation behaviors. METHOD After unsolicited referrals from their psychiatrists and careful consideration… CONTINUE READING