Posted by rovers95 on January 30, 2011, at 11:59:53
In reply to Re: A better DBS? » jhj, posted by SLS on January 27, 2011, at 4:55:58
> > How does it compare with frontal lobotomy? Is it in anyway better than frontal lobotomy?
> The ablation (burning away of tissue) of anterior cingulate is a much more precise at targeting an area of the brain that helps regulate mood. A frontal lobotomy is a crude attempt at pacifying behaviorally activated psychosis. The tissue removed during this procedure often results in a deficit of affect and cognitive impairments. The regions of the brain that are chosen to interrupt for these two procedures are completely different.
> I suppose they could find the exact location of the tissue to ablate using the same type of electrodes used in DBS as a probe. When they find the spot that elicits the greatest change in mood (which is instantaneous), that area would be ablated.
> - Scott
Thanks for this, it gives me great hope....how long do you think it is before this treatment becomes a medically licensed treatment?