What DUMB-*SS doctor does a lobotomy because a patient asks for it?!?!?!
First, lobotomies were no longer being used as a means to treat depression (since the 50s at least). It was recognized a long time ago that it wasn't effective and the risk of losing higher functioning was too great.
There was a woman, somewhere in Europe, who asked to be euthanized because she didn't want to live with anorexia anymore. Her wish was granted! And no, this was not 30, 40 or 50 years ago when very little was known about anorexia. This was in the late 90s.
Posted on May 4, 2008, 8:23 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52