Definitions for "Psychosurgery"
Any surgical technique in which neural pathways in the brain are cut in order to change behaviour. See lobotomy.
Neurosurgery performed to alleviate manifestations of mental disorders that cannot be brought under control using psychotherapy, medication, or other standard treatments. Psychosurgery can be helpful in severe cases of, for example, obsessive-compulsive disorder.
brain surgery used to treat functional mental disorders.