Psychosurgery: past, present, and future

@article{Mashour2005PsychosurgeryPP,
  title={Psychosurgery: past, present, and future},
  author={George A. Mashour and Erin E. Walker and Robert L. Martuza},
  journal={Brain Research Reviews},
  year={2005},
  volume={48},
  pages={409-419}
}
Psychosurgery, the neurosurgical treatment of psychiatric disease, has a history dating back to antiquity, and involves all of the clinical neurosciences. This review discusses the history of psychosurgery, its development in the 19th century, and the conditions of its use and abuse in the 20th century, with a particular focus on the frontal lobotomy. The transition to the modern era of psychosurgery is discussed, as well as the neurobiology underlying current psychosurgical procedures. The… Expand

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