Psychosurgery: some current observations.

  • S A Shevitz
  • Published 1976 in The American journal of psychiatry
The term "psychosurgery" encompasses a wide variety of different neurosurgical procedures applied in the treatment of behavioral and psychiatric disorders. Arguments about the effectiveness and ethicality of psychosurgery are often based on studies using outdated procedures or inappropriate patient populations. The debate over psychosurgery is also obscured… CONTINUE READING