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The medication has dramatically reduced the use of lobotomy to treat schizophrenia.
  surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes
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lobotomy lobotomized lobotomize
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  • The medication has dramatically reduced the use of lobotomy to treat schizophrenia.
  • "Instead of this weird lobotomized boyfriend-dumping Anna Cartullo—liking pod who’s impersonating her."
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • I have no idea what Grayson wants to talk about, but if he’s thinking he’s coming over tomorrow night, he needs a lobotomy.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • So did Nana, who pretended to be lobotomized while the lawyer spoke to her.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One

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  • Spill all my secrets because you carry a gagged and lobotomized soul around in your head, reflecting through your eyes?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • He’d obviously been having a nibble, as Lenin’s forehead was missing—victim of a frontal choco-lobotomy.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I’ve had a lobotomy.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • A number of supposed Irrecoverables were brought back into contact with shock, just as a number were helped with lobotomy and leucotomy.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Some of it sounded like a discussion of history . "The machine will produce the results of a prefrontal lobotomy without the negative effects of the knife," the voice said.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • The ultimate rehabilitation? A self-induced lobotomy?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity

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  • Judging from the aristocrats I’ve met, first of all, I should have a frontal lobotomy.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Don’t expect me to submit to a lobotomy.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Tyler closed his eyes and wondered if there was some sort of lobotomy involved in becoming a newscaster.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Was beginning to believe that he had been overloaded and either burnt out something or gone into cybernetic breakdown that requires computer equivalent of lobotomy to stop oscillations.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Joseph P. Kennedy decides how his children will spend their lives, monitors their every action, attempts to sleep with his sons’ and daughters’ girlfriends, and even had one of his own daughters lobotomized.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • It’s almost out of vogue and only used in the extreme cases nothing else seems to reach, like lobotomy.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Now lobotomy, that’s chopping away part of the brain?
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • McMurphy acts like he’s glad to get off talking about shock and lobotomy and get back to talking about the Big Nurse.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • And below this was written in ink, LOBOTOMY.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
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Associated words [difficulty]:   lobotomy [6] , electroconvulsive therapy [8] , free association [8]
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