Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences

MEDICAL HISTORY
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 118--120

A brief history of psychosurgery


K Priya Nayak, AT Safeekh 
 Department of Psychiatry, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. A T Safeekh
Department of Psychiatry, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka
India

Diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders has changed significantly over years. Our understanding of aetiology of psychiatric disorders has evolved from demonic possession to specific neurobiological mechanism. With the continuous growth in the knowledge of aetiology and advancement in medical technologies, the treatment too has progressed from removal of major parts of brain to targeting specific neurotransmitter and receptor. The present article highlights a brief history of psychosurgery which is currently an uncommon mode of treatment.


How to cite this article:
Nayak K P, Safeekh A T. A brief history of psychosurgery.Arch Med Health Sci 2019;7:118-120


How to cite this URL:
Nayak K P, Safeekh A T. A brief history of psychosurgery. Arch Med Health Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Nov 30 ];7:118-120
Available from: https://www.amhsjournal.org/article.asp?issn=2321-4848;year=2019;volume=7;issue=1;spage=118;epage=120;aulast=Nayak;type=0