Psychosurgery for OCD

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Which part of the brain does psychosurgery remove when treating OCD?
Orbital Frontal Cortex & Caudate nucleus
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Why does psychosurgery work?
It will cure most conditions because it stops the brain fully functioning
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What are some of the side affects of psychosurgery?
Personality change, intellectual impairment, loss of emotions, paralysis & death
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When is psychosurgey used?
When drugs and therapies have not worked
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How is modern day psychosurgery carried out?
Using radiotherapy
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What is a benefit of this?
Less side effects as it is focused but still a risk
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Effectiveness:
s
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Psychosurgery does work because it...
Relieves the symptoms
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There many...
Side effects with it
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Why is cause and effect an issue?
Because we have not yet got conclusive proof that we have identified the correct area's of the brain
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Appropriateness
s
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Although it relieves the symptoms it may be...
Over the top and out of place in modern day society
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When is it appropriate to use this?
Last resort
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