Psychosurgery

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    Although psychosurgery had multiple negative implications, the procedure was still progressing. In the late 1940s, noninvasive procedures were beginning to advance in neurosurgical devices. The confined lesion allowed for manageable side effects and less fatalities. Additionally, there was an increased advancements in neurobiological research on emotion, allowing for focus on distinct areas of the brain. Papez and later MacLean led to clarifying evidence of appropriate ranges to operate on that that regulate emotion. Additionally, the knowledge that some of these disorders were unmanageable, therefore, the value of psychosurgery continued to be assessed. Society began to investigate psychosurgery once more in the 1960s and 1970s. Sociobiologists…

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    Larry Gostin addresses the many unethical justifications doctors have so they can continue to perform lobotomies on mental patients. Gostin discredits psychosurgery (surgical treatment for the chronically ill) as an efficient procedure that helps patients. He addresses the risks patients go through as a result of the way of practice of lobotomy is run. With continuous modifications to the procedure, there is no definite way of performing a lobotomy, leaving lobotomy to be more prone to…

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    The Story Of Jonah Brown

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    It is hard to imagine seeing a hand with a hole right in the middle of it. The pain of a huge metal hole puncher coming down incredibly fast onto one’s hand and crushing it, and the thought that someone could never use their hand again, is unimaginable. However, it was possible for Jonah Brown because that is the sight, pain, and thought that he experienced. Jonah Brown is eighteen years old and lives in the country just outside of Edgerton, Ohio. He graduated high school last year and worked at…

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    The Curious Case of Phineas Gage Phineas Gage is among one of the earliest known survivors of a major brain injury. Gage’s brain was severely injured upon working on a railroad near the town of Cavendish, Vermont. With the occurrence of the injury, Gage should have experienced not only major bodily damage, but also severe mental complications. After the incident, Gage barely escaped death, struggling to survive with a large hole in his head. This wasn’t the only issue observed with Gage after…

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    Psychosurgery Essay

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    The investigation continues as Teddy and his partner Chuck search for Rachael Solando, the mental patient who has disappeared on the island. The storm outside is progressively becoming worse which means they will need to move fast if they want to find the patient in time. While Teddy is questioning Dr. Cawley about the treatments Rachael was receiving, he responds by asking, “Do you know the state of the mental health field these days, gentlemen?... War. The old school believes in surgical…

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    The study of psychosurgery was revived in the early 1930s by Antonio Egas Moniz, a Portuguese neurologist. Also by Almeida Lima his neurosurgical colleague. Monez and Lima started to experiment with the connections between the thalamus, and frontal cortices. While experimenting they reintroduced certain principles from Burckhardt’s research. With this, they developed a specific process called leucotomy. A leucotomy involves a small rod that has a wire loop on one end, to be inserted into the…

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    The definition of Psychosurgery is “Psychosurgery involves severing or otherwise disabling areas of the brain to treat a personality disorder, behavior disorder, or other mental illness. Modern psychosurgical techniques target the pathways between the limbic system (the portion of the brain on the inner edge of the cerebral cortex) that is believed to regulate emotions, and the frontal cortex, where thought processes are seated. Psychosurgery is a general name for any surgery that is performed…

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    Insight therapies are approaches to psychotherapy based on the notion that psychological we'll-being depends on self-understanding. Psychodynamic therapies are psychotherapies that attempt to uncover repressed childhood experiences that are thought to cause the patient's current problems. Psychoanalysis is a technique developed by Freud. Transference is an emotional reaction that occurs during the psychoanalysis, in which the patient displays feelings and attitudes toward the analyst that were…

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    cognitive impairment. The development of psychosurgery offered a solution to the lack of therapeutic interventions for the mentally ill, although looking back on the treatment, many faults can be noticed. However, using a historical lens, the use of lobotomy can be better understood, along with the reasons for its eventual decline. The emergence of lobotomy as a therapeutic solution for mental illness can be more clearly understood by putting it into the historical context of the early…

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    Psychodynamic Perspective

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    from her family’s history of the same behavior and possibly having a genetic predisposition to it. A biological therapist would say that Priya’s anxiety disorder resulted from being exposed to her mother’s extreme anxiety. Priya, as a result, saw the world through an anxious lens, leading her to worry about everything. Biological therapists treat these problems using drug therapy, electroconvulsive therapy, and psychosurgery. Psychotropic drugs are drugs that affect emotions and thought…

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