Modified leukotomy in the treatment of intractable obessional neurosis

Tippin, J., Henn, F. A. (December 1982) Modified leukotomy in the treatment of intractable obessional neurosis. American Journal of Psychiatry, 139 (12). pp. 1601-3. ISSN 0002-953X



Modified leukotomies were performed on 5 patients with severe, incapacitating obsessional neurosis. Symptoms had been present for 6 or more years in all patients, and 3 had been ill for more than 20 years. All had received adequate trials of more conventional treatments before the leukotomy but had shown little response. At the time of follow-up, which range from as early as 1 year to as late as nearly 7 years after surgery, each patient's condition had improved. One was considered to be in "full remission," there were "much improved," and one was still symptomatic but "improved."

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult Female Follow-Up Studies Gyrus Cinguli/surgery Humans Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder/psychology/*surgery Psychosurgery/*methods
Subjects: diseases & disorders > mental disorders > neurosis
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Communities: CSHL labs > Henn lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: December 1982
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2014 20:35
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 20:35
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