That's the one called a frontal lobotomy. (and... I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy! ) There is still absolutely no real evidence that ECT (yes, eletroconvulsive therapy) does work. I know a chap who is bipolar and was given ECT. He doesn't think the shocks did him any good - but that the anaesthetic gave him some decent sleep, which helped for a little while. He's still unmedicated in any official way and he's a complete loose cannon who cannot cope with life or work or people (or without self-medicating with illegal drugs) at all.