electroconvulsive therapy

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Synonyms for electroconvulsive therapy

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

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The eight patients in Kling's study averaged nine electroshock treatments apiece over roughly 3 weeks.
There are some things worse than a new Tool album - colonoscapy, electroshock treatment or the last 20 minutes of ``Requiem for a Dream,'' to name a few.
Cameron Diaz's pet terrier getting electroshock treatment.
A dog gets electroshock treatment and later becomes an amphetamine-fueled whirling dervish.
29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Committee for Truth in Psychiatry, the national organization of persons who have received electroshock treatment, has sued publisher Houghton Mifflin and writer Daniel Smith for $20 million in punitive damages as a result of an article which first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly.
Hence, David Howard gets fired for using the word "niggardly," Thomas Eagleton drops a vice-presidential bid because people learn of his electroshock treatments, and President Bush invades Iraq due to the imaginary image of weapons of mass destruction.
In 149 separate mind-control experiments, researchers used hypnosis, electroshock treatments and drugs, including marijuana, morphine, Benzedrine and mescaline.
The car crash and electroshock treatments that eventually ended Garland's performing career and derailed his life are starkly portrayed, and the enormity of what was lost is deeply felt.
95) tells of the author, an average small-town teen until his mother's bipolar disorder lead him to know a world of doctors, electroshock treatments and his own battle with substance abuse.
Countless more were beaten, tortured, or forced into mental institutions where they received electroshock treatments.