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A Presentation on: Messing With My Head, by Howard Dully and Charles Flemming. Greg Ellard, Jessicka Doheny, Rachel Cuttle, and Sorcha Doyle. . What we will discuss. The book we have chosen The main characters of the story The relevance of abnormal psychology to the book

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A presentation on messing with my head by howard dully and charles flemming

A Presentation on:

Messing With My Head,

by Howard Dully and Charles Flemming

Greg Ellard,Jessicka Doheny,Rachel Cuttle, andSorcha Doyle.


What we will discuss

What we will discuss

  • The book we have chosen

  • The main characters of the story

  • The relevance of abnormal psychology to the book

  • The accuracy of the information in the book

  • What we have learned during this project


Messing with my head

Messing With My Head

  • Is the story of Howard Dully’s life.

  • He received a transorbital lobotomy when 12 years old.

  • His stepmother arranged it and his farther agreed to it.

  • It was performed by Walter Freeman.


Abnormal psychology

Abnormal Psychology

  • Origins of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

  • Where the lobotomy began

  • The death of the lobotmy

  • Misdiagnosis of Howard’s condition

  • Mental intuitions in the USA


Accuracy of the book

Accuracy of the book

  • Problems with the accuracy of the book:

    • Biased memories

    • Lack of medical training

    • Second hand information

  • What you can acknowledge as fact:

    • Freeman's process in deciding to give a lobotomy

    • Howard’s research into his own operation

    • The interviews for the radio programe


What we have learned

What we have learned

  • About lobotomies

  • Psychology is not an exact science

  • Lack of regulations in place for the treatment and diagnosis of patients

  • That lobotomies and ECT are still being performed today – “under more humane conditions”


Any questions

Any Questions?


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