Definition of Psychosurgery

1. Noun. Brain surgery on human patients intended to relieve severe and otherwise intractable mental or behavioral problems.




Definition of Psychosurgery

1. Noun. (context: surgery) Surgery of the brain to treat or alleviate mental illness. ¹

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Definition of Psychosurgery

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Psychosurgery

psychosociology
psychosomatic
psychosomatic disorder
psychosomatically
psychosomatician
psychosomaticians
psychosomaticist
psychosomaticists
psychosomatics
psychospiritual
psychostimulant
psychostimulants
psychosurgeon
psychosurgeons
psychosurgeries
psychosurgery (current term)
psychosurgical
psychosyntheses
psychosynthesis
psychotherapeutic
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psychotherapeutics
psychotherapies
psychotherapist
psychotherapists
psychotherapy
psychotherapy group
psychothriller
psychothrillers
psychotic

Literary usage of Psychosurgery

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1. Players in the Game: Destiny of Doom by Gyeorgos C. Hatonn (1993)
"There is strong evidence to indicate psychosurgery was still being used in prisons in the 1980s. Immediately after the funding announcement by LEAA, ..."

2. Political Psychos by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1994)
"There is strong evidence to indicate psychosurgery was still being used in prisons in the 1980s. Immediately after the funding announcement by LEAA, ..."

3. Dangerous Minds: Political Psychiatry in China Today and Its Origins in the by Robin Munro, Geneva Initiative on Psychiatry (2002)
"Regarding the use of psychosurgery, an official source states that Chinese neurosurgeons carried out numerous cases of human prefrontal lobotomy between ..."

4. Biomedical Issues in U. S. Public Policy (1993)
"(c) The Commission shall conduct an investigation and study of the use of psychosurgery in the United States during the five-year period ending December 31, ..."

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