Functional Neurosurgery and Psychiatric Neurosurgery

  • Jan M. Gybels
Conference paper


To situate the problems of an ethical nature as they present themselves in the field of functional and psychiatric neurosurgery, I will make use of three examples which can serve as models for past, present, and future trends. By doing so we will be confronted with ethical issues of increasing complexity.


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Further Reading

  1. Boyd JH, Weissman MM (1982) Epidemiology. In: Paykel ES (ed) Handbook of affective disorders. Guilford, New YorkGoogle Scholar
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  3. Hasegawa K (1985) The epidemiological study of depression in late life. Affective Disord [Suppl] 1:53–56Google Scholar

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  • Jan M. Gybels

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