A therapeutic technique for psychological disorders that was supposed to calm persons who did not respond to any other treatment, but often produced a high rate of undesirable side effects, such as seizures, blunted emotions, major personality changes, and stupor was
a. the prefrontal lobotomy.
d. deep lesioning.
Psychologists have developed numerous techniques in attempts to remedy mental problems, some of which techniques would now be considered barbaric violations of ethics, but people back then had different opinions of mental problems and less knowledge about the effects of their procedures.
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How were mental institutions different in the mid-20th century? In this lesson, we'll look at mental institutions in the 1950s, including the rapid changes that occurred during that decade.