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Psychosurgery Psychosurgery, since its introduction, has been a controversial topic because of its approach to treating patients with extreme personality and behavior disorder, as well other mental illness by severing, or otherwise disabling areas of the brain (Psychology 1). More radical and extreme procedures such as trepanning, or “trephining”during the Neolithic era, similar to psychosurgery therapy, focused on treating epileptic seizures, migraines, mental disorders and spiritual conflicts. Although, trepanning procedures were widely used between 5000 - 6500 B.C., modern psychosurgery as most know it, is accredited to Swiss psychiatrist, Dr. Gottlieb Burckhardt beginning in the 1880’s. The basis theory of Gottlieh Burckhardt's actions
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