History Of Lobotomy

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The demise of lobotomies came around 1950 when people started to speak up against the lobotomy. Scientific evidence that was promised was not coming. The advocates for lobotomies admitted that while only one-third of the patients improved, one-third stayed the same, and one-third got progressively worse. Ethical objections became more frequent due to the morbidity of the procedure, and daringness to impose irreversible damage to the brain. In the mid 50’s antipsychotic and antidepressive drugs were created. This became a more favorable form of intervention for mental disorders causing neurosurgeons everywhere to abandon the practice of the frontal lobotomy (The History of Lobotomy).
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