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  • noun medicine, electricity electroconvulsive therapy
  • verb medicine, electricity to administer electroconvulsive therapy

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  • noun the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma

Etymologies

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electro- +‎ shock

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  • To begin, one needs to ask what psychiatrists actually mean when they call electroshock effective.

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  • To begin, one needs to ask what psychiatrists actually mean when they call electroshock effective.

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  • To begin, one needs to ask what psychiatrists actually mean when they call electroshock effective.

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  • To begin, one needs to ask what psychiatrists actually mean when they call electroshock effective.

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  • The Times obit states he even tried electroshock, which is just heartbreaking.

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  • It's best known as electroshock therapy, electrically shocking the brain to produce a seizure, a procedure many only know from its portrayal by Jack Nicholson in the movie "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest."

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  • We have these folks to thanks for lobotomies and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also known as electroshock, both of which are controversial at best.

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  • We have these folks to thanks for lobotomies and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also known as electroshock, both of which are controversial at best.

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  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also known as electroshock therapy, is typically used to treat severe depression.

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  • Still others may undergo electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also called electroshock therapy.

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