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Lobotomy

'He Took The Ice Picks And Put Them In My Eyes'

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

At the age of 12, Howard Dully was one of the youngest patients to undergo a transorbital lobotomy, a neurosurgery prescribed to treat psychiatric con...

The Lobotomists Are Back!

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Researchers at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada have published a new study of current psychosurgery at their facility, but the project suffers...

Etgar Keret on How Writing Saved Janet Frame

Electric Literature | Posted 01.26.2013 | Books
Electric Literature

Where does the need to make up a story come from? I think that every time I've ever read a story, that question echoes in my mind.

New Study Confirms Electroshock (ECT) Causes Brain Damage

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

A new study shows ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) causes brain damage? That's not what you will find in the many promotional press releases published in the mainstream media.

Not the Only Psychiatrist Who Opposes ECT

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Peter Breggin

The FDA is proposing to move ECT from the high risk category to the medium risk category to avoid the necessity of any testing for safety or efficacy.

What the "Other Sister" Did for the Kennedys

Terry Marotta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Marotta

How lucky for the nation that the Kennedy children dedicated their lives to making a place for the marginalized and raising our consciousness around all issues of the differently abled.

Beyond Politics -- Something We Can All Agree On

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

From the political left or right, we should be able to come together around the idea that it's bad to use psychiatric drugs to control children. There are better ways.