Vol. 4 No. 2 | May 2013

Vol. 4 No. 2 | May 2013

ISBN: 2150-7740

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Psychopaths are often regarded as a scourge of contemporary society and, as such, are the focus of much public vilification and outrage. But, arguably, psychopaths are both sinned against as well as sinners. If that is true, then their status as the victims of abusive subcultures partially mitigates their moral responsibility for the harms they cause. We argue, from the neuroethics of psychopathy ...

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Ethical Considerations in Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Addiction and Overeating Associated With Obesity

Jared M. Pisapia, Casey H. Halpern, Ulf J. Muller, Piergiuseppe Vinai, John A. Wolf, Donald M. Whiting, Thomas A. Wadden, Gordon H. Baltuch & Arthur L. Caplan

The success of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders and the improved understanding of the neurobiologic and neuroanatomic bases of psychiatric diseases have led to proposals to expand current DBS applications. Recent preclinical and clinical work with Alzheimer’s disease and obsessive-compulsive disorder, for example, supports the safety of stimulating regions in the hypothala...

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