- treatment of mental disorders by means of brain surgery.
Origin of psychosurgery
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- any surgical procedure on the brain, such as a frontal lobotomy, to relieve serious mental disorders
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- Brain surgery used to treat severe, intractable mental or behavioral disorders.
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