Stereotactic cingulotomy.

  title={Stereotactic cingulotomy.},
  author={G. Rees Cosgrove and Scott L. Rauch},
  journal={Neurosurgery clinics of North America},
  volume={14 2},
Cingulotomy can be helpful in certain patients with severe, disabling, and treatment-refractory major affective disorders, OCD, and chronic anxiety states. This form of psychosurgical treatment should only be carried out by an expert multidisciplinary team with experience in these disorders. Cingulotomy should be considered as one part of an entire treatment plan and must be followed by an appropriate psychiatric rehabilitation program. Many patients are greatly improved after cingulotomy, and… CONTINUE READING
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