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Outcome in Unipolar Affective Disorder after Stereotactic Tractotomy

  • L. M. Lovett (a1), R. Crimmins (a2) and D. M. Shaw (a3)

Abstract

An evaluation of 15 patients treated by subcaudate stereotactic tractotomy (SST) for treatment-resistant unipolar affective disorder was made for frequency and severity of recurrence of illness. One-third had died by the time of assessment, but none by suicide. Two-thirds of the sample experienced a reduction in the severity of depressive episodes after the operation; only one-third reported a reduction in frequency of episodes.

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  • L. M. Lovett (a1), R. Crimmins (a2) and D. M. Shaw (a3)

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Outcome in Unipolar Affective Disorder after Stereotactic Tractotomy

  • L. M. Lovett (a1), R. Crimmins (a2) and D. M. Shaw (a3)
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