electroshock therapy

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Synonyms for electroshock therapy

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

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Performances are electrifying, with DiCaprio and Winslet verbally tearing strips off each other and Shannon heartbreaking as a man shattered by electroshock therapy.
No doubt some will forget what happened, others with the benefit of electroshock therapy will have the events scrubbed from their brains while still others will consciously choose to ignore the season, certain that what they experienced never actually really happened.
Howard's influence on me during the 1986-87 academic year was transformative, though at the time his counseling felt more like electroshock therapy than career guidance.
Gradually, his father becomes more remote, thinner and obviously worse and the family is forced to face electroshock therapy treatments.
Chronicling arrests, electroshock therapy sessions and a stint in a mental institution, Cheney's journey grows progressively darker and more graphic.
Vallance publish an article in the British Medical Journal describing the use of electroshock therapy for the treatment of homosexuality.
Louis, was forced to quit as George McGoveru's running mate when it was disclosed that he had undergone electroshock therapy for depression and exhaustion.
The worst part was walking inside the electroshock therapy room.
She's had electroshock therapy and been prescribed many neuroleptic drugs and anti-depressants.
Through the middle decades of the 20th century gays were routinely pressured to convert to heterosexuality, whether through psychoanalysis, electroshock therapy, lobotomies, or even castration.
5) In the United States by the early 1940s there were three major treatments for patients with schizophrenia: insulin coma therapy, Metrazol, and electroshock therapy.
In his book, he describes all major drugs now used for depression and their effects, as well as electroshock therapy, surgery, and numerous alternative treatments and his experiences with some of them, including a rather disgusting native ceremony he underwent in Senegal.
Along the way he is given medications and even endures electroshock therapy (ECT).
Electroshock therapy helps Joanna and Walter to re-examine their priorities and they flee the bustle of Manhattan for the leafy New England community of Stepford, Connecticut, founded by the charismatic Mike Wellington (Walken) and his perky wife Claire (Close).
When a psychiatrist proposed electroshock therapy or hospitalization, she'd stop seeing him only to find another, searching for one who would tell her that she was okay.