Obligatory link. Tab "This is not healing, this is merely stifling the screams." This is meant to be understated. If understatement doesn't work, please let me know and I'll try to fix it.
Individuals who have experienced this secondary effect have expressed a strong distaste for surgical treatment for mental health issues, regardless of previous opinion.
I will have to ask if that is an universal reaction. If so, it does lean towards compulsion. Will there be exceptions to this feeling?
Okay, this is a lobotomy device that lets pro-lobotomy and anti-mental disability people to experience things about lobotomy (as a brief summary). From the description, it feels like it is hinging on the horror of lobotomy. And yet, that horror is not expressed in the article. How would one deal with the supposed trauma?
As it is, it is indeed lacking and something is missing or not so clear. It might help to put a context to the item, or what is the point of the anomalous effects? Are they a means to an end? Are they natural byproducts of something? Are they red herring to something else entirely?
Thus, I recommend you to offer a character's take on the event and relate the bits and pieces to a larger overarching story.