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I want a lobotmy for my phobia

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SCaraca

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My name's Soraya and I'm 19, which is really young for someone wanting a risky and life-threatening brain surgery but I'm afraid that I may take my own life if I don't.

I have a phobia of loud noises like thunderstorms and fireworks. I've tried everything, cognitive behavior therapy, hypnotherapy, medication, self-help therapies. It doesn't work and my phobia makes me want to kill myself.

I want some kind of neuro surgery to fix me, I just don't know how or if that's even possible, I just know I can't keep living with this constant fear.
 
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Have you found some info to say think works/ has a possibility of working for your condition? I have never heard of it being used in this way.

What does your doctor say? I would think they would want to try out more normal treatment like other therapies/ medication even if they do consider it.
 
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I have heard it can cure mental illness,

As for my gp, I'm afraid of telling him what I want because doctors always tell me what to do rather than the other way around. The medication I'm on doesn't work anymore. It used to help, but I can't even feel the effects anymore.
 
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Go and see your GP again, there may be other meds/ therapies you can try.

Have you done much research on the lobotomies? I don't think they have been done for years.
 
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I also though lobotomies were archaic and brutal procedures. My knowledge of Neuro anatomy is that our fear centres are in our temporal lobes and removal of the temporal lobe which is also responsible for hearing, music, reading, understanding and expressing language, taste, memory and many other cognitive functions would at my guess leave you with significant disabilities and reduced function. Lobotomies historically involved the frontal lobe, which we can live without, however that also contains higher cognitive functions, memory, movement planning, personality and the motor element of speech so messing with that seems incredibly risky too.

I'm not a neurosurgeon so the above is just hypothesis from working with brain injured people, but you definitely need to do your research and discuss with your psychiatrist or possibly a neuropsychologist.

The psychology route with someone who specialises in phobias (not just CBT or hypnosis) would sound like a more useful and safer route.
 
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I've been to my GP, they've referred me to counselling as they say they can't prescribe me anything other than diazepam, which doesn't work on me anymore. They say the counselor will decide what's best.

I was hoping for a solution, but everybody seems to just be prolonging it. I took an overdose the other day, I was hoping I would die, but I didn't. I don't think I did it properly, I guess some part of me still wants to live but I wish I was brave enough to take my own life.

I can't wait for therapists, for counselors, for anything. I need to be fixed now. The doctors will only listen if I'm hurt. I don't know why. I don't understand why I have to risk my life just to get the attention I need from the doctors.
 
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July will be here soon. I'm constantly checking the weather. I can't live through another thunderstorm. I'm sorry.
 
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Sorry this sounds horrible. I want electro convulsive therapy for me severe depression. Please don't kill yourself. :hug:
 
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