Posted by lukeds on November 19, 2006, at 21:15:29
In reply to Re: About psychosurgery. I received this from MGH., posted by notfred on November 19, 2006, at 12:41:24
> Remember -- psychosurgery is brain surgery. Typically doctors will refuse to operate unless the patient has failed several lengthy attempts at medication (at the full dosage) and many months of intensive cognitive-behavioral therapy. Psychosurgery should be considered as a last resort -- but it should be considered as an option if nothing else is working.
> Candidates for cingulotomies or other forms of psychosurgery undergo a rigorous screening process to ensure that all possible non-surgical psychiatric treatment options have been explored. Psychosurgery is only performed with the patient's informed consent.
I understand that is very dangerous, but there are times that I want to kill myself, I have even decided the place to commit the suicide, so sometimes, I have two options:
Try that my psychiatrist referral me to psychosurgery (And I know that it is very difficult that the psychiatrist first and the psychosurgeon accepts to do it), or commit suicide.