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Are there types of brain surgery for severe mental problems, like depression or schitozophrenia?

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Dr. Herbert Popolow
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Yes but risky

Brain surgery for psychiatric disorders is rare because of unwanted side effects, including loss of memory, inability to plan and organize behavior, sensory or motor (movement) problems, risk of infection, etc.
Usually, specific area of the brain are removed, severed, or electrically stimulated. For emotional problems, areas of the limbic system, primarily the amygdala may be targeted.

In brief: Yes but risky

Brain surgery for psychiatric disorders is rare because of unwanted side effects, including loss of memory, inability to plan and organize behavior, sensory or motor (movement) problems, risk of infection, etc.
Usually, specific area of the brain are removed, severed, or electrically stimulated. For emotional problems, areas of the limbic system, primarily the amygdala may be targeted.
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