Surgery for psychiatric disorders.

  title={Surgery for psychiatric disorders.},
  author={G. Rees Cosgrove},
  journal={CNS spectrums},
  volume={5 10},
The modern therapeutic approach to most psychiatric diseases involves a combination of well-supervised psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and electroconvulsive therapy. Patients who fail to adequately respond to these modern treatment methods and remain severely disabled may be considered for surgical intervention. Cingulotomy, capsulotomy, subcaudate tractotomy, and limbic leucotomy are the most common psychosurgical procedures performed today, with response rates in the 35% to 65% range. Modern… CONTINUE READING
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