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Evaluating lobotomies, and exploring neurological psychology

How would you answer these questions?

1. Why were lobotomies considered a major method of treatment? Discuss ideas about the advantages or disadvantages of lobotomies

2.Define neurological psychology and explore your course goals and personal learning objectives.

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Psychology: How would you answer these questions?

1. Why were lobotomies considered a major method of treatment? Discuss ideas about the advantages or disadvantages of lobotomies.

Rothstein in "Treatment of the Mentally Ill" (page 287) states that, "Lobotomies reduced the agitation and compulsive behavior of some psychotic patients and made them respond placidly to events that had previously provoked strong reactions..."

See: Readings in American Healthcare - By: William G. Rothstein. At: http://books.google.com/books?id=PNePLTNxZ5IC&pg=PA286&lpg=PA286&dq=Why+were+lobotomies+considered+a+major+method+of+treatment%3F&source=bl&ots=cHdUN_4vAH&sig=bZFQTGy-xYBYbJRlkLCRId71nNE&hl=en&ei=fkKvSf3ULIugtwf8r5yiDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=6&ct=result#PPA287,M1

Lobotomies may have been considered to be a major method of treatment for "criminally insane" individuals because, perhaps, organizations did not know what else to do. The same may be true with electroshock treatments that were given to those with mental illness; criminals that are jailed for decades or lifetime because of broken laws; minorities whom were lynched (or hanged) in the USA because of their skin color; Germans whom extinguished Jews because they were perceived to be beneath the majority; or those whom are lethally terminated because of ideas or laws of right or wrong, in which they were considered to be iniquitous.

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This solution explores why lobotomies were formerly considered a major method of treatment. It discusses ideas about the advantages or disadvantages of lobotomies. It defines neurological psychology and explores other objectives.

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