The New Lobotomists: Cingulotomy and Capsulotomy Resurge at Harvard and Brown Universities

Lobotomy by Any Other Name Commentary by Peter R. Breggin, M.D. On August 4, 2003 the Los Angeles Times published a story by Benedict Carey on the “New Psychosurgery” being conducted at medical centers at Harvard University and Brown. The syndicated report was republished around the country as recently as October 2003. The potential patients […]

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$7.5 Million Jury Award in Psychosurgery Malpractice Case

Peter R. Breggin M.D. testified in case On June 10, 2002, a jury unanimously found the Cleveland Clinic negligent in causing permanent, disabling brain damage to a woman by performing experimental psychosurgery on her without informed consent.  Psychosurgery is the destruction of normal brain tissue for the purpose of treating psychiatric disorders or for the […]

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Psychosurgery as brain-disabling therapy (1981)

Divergent Views in Psychiatry, M. Dongier and E. Wittkower, editors. Harper and Row, Hagerstown, MD, 302-326, 1981. Many psychiatric authorities have condoned pyschosurgery precisely because the very principles that find their most extreme expression in lobotomy also find more subtle expression in all the major somatic treatments in psychiatry. psychosurgeryas.pbreggin.1981.pdf

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Psychosurgery for the control of violence: a critical review (1975)

Breggin, PR. (1975). In W. Fields & W. Sweet (Eds.), Neural basis of violence and aggression (pp.350-391). St Louis: Warren H. Green. Lobotomy and psychosurgery being used as on patients with neither brain disease nor epilepsy. psychosurgeryfor.pbreggin.1975.pdf

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