The hypothalamus at the crossroads of psychopathology and neurosurgery

Volume: 43, Issue: 3, Pages: E15 - E15
Published: Sep 1, 2017
Abstract
The neurosurgical endeavor to treat psychiatric patients may have been part of human history since its beginning. The modern era of psychosurgery can be traced to the heroic attempts of Gottlieb Burckhardt and Egas Moniz to alleviate mental symptoms through the ablation of restricted areas of the frontal lobes in patients with disabling psychiatric illnesses. Thanks to the adaptation of the stereotactic frame to human patients, the ablation of...
Paper Details
Title
The hypothalamus at the crossroads of psychopathology and neurosurgery
Published Date
Sep 1, 2017
Volume
43
Issue
3
Pages
E15 - E15
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