Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Editorial Volume 7 Issue 5

Ethical Considerations in Psychiatric Neurosurgery: Changing Perspectives

Bhakti Murkey*

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Pacific Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur, India

*Corresponding Author: Bhakti Murkey, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Pacific Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur, India.

Received: March 26, 2024; Published: April 26, 2024


From frontal lobotomy to stereotactic functional neurosurgical procedures targeting specific neuroanatomical sites, psychosurgery has transitioned drastically from indiscriminate application on severely ill neuro-psychiatric patients, to strictly controlled, well researched and more acceptable means of application on treatment resistant psychiatric disorders. The role of informed consent has been particularly emphasized in the current advocation of psychosurgical interventions for patients suffering from treatment resistant neuropsychiatric manifestations.

 Keywords: Psychosurgery, DBS, Ethics


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Citation: Bhakti Murkey. “Ethical Considerations in Psychiatric Neurosurgery: Changing Perspectives”. Acta Scientific Neurology 7.5 (2024): 33-35.


Copyright: © 2024 Bhakti Murkey. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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