“A calming effect”

November 13, 2007

200px-LeucotomyFurther to my earlier post on the dangers of a single approach to treatment for psychic distress, and the dangers of Government (or any other power for that matter) doing things for the best of all possible motives based on current belief. I was reminded in a conversation on the subject of the practice of lobotomy, which was thought to have a calming effect. The portrayal of the consequences of this, and the context of orthodoxy was brilliantly portrayed in One Flew over the Cookoo’s Nest, but it is also worth tracking back through this post from Mind Hacks to the radio interview of one of the victims. The picture by the way is of a brain, post lobotomy.

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