electroshock therapy


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or e·lec·tro·shock therapy  (ĭ-lĕk′trō-shŏk′)

electroshock therapy

(ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌʃɒk)
n
(Psychiatry) another name for electroconvulsive therapy
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Noun1.electroshock therapy - the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and comaelectroshock therapy - the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma
electric healing, electrical healing, electrotherapy, galvanism - the therapeutic application of electricity to the body (as in the treatment of various forms of paralysis)
shock therapy, shock treatment - treatment of certain psychotic states by the administration of shocks that are followed by convulsions
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electroshock therapy

[ɪˌlektrəʊʃɒkˈθerəpɪ] Nelectroterapia f

electroshock therapy

nElektroschocktherapie or -behandlung f
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She would be diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, hospitalized twice, and subjected to electroshock therapy in the early 1960s, which was the plight of many depressed women at that time.
He hated school, loved rock n' roll, fought with his parents and attacked them in song for forcing him to undergo electroshock therapy as a supposed "cure" for being bisexual.
Shields's stuttering and about his manic-depressive father, who went through several bouts of electroshock therapy.
Some of the obstacles include: Arctic Enema, a jump into and a swim through a pool of frigid ice water, under wooden beams and all the way to the other side, and Electroshock Therapy, a sprint through a field of live wires each containing 10,000V of electricity.
He is also about to try the electroshock therapy policy in dealing with the files of retirement that no one ever dared to approach.
In a scathing attack on what he termed as our clapped-out psychiatric hospitals, he said: "There's an OAP every working day in this country forced to have electroshock therapy.
He describes the development of mental hospitalization, the history of torturing mental patients, the concept of moral treatment in early psychiatry, the treatment of epileptics, electroshock therapy, lobotomy, and the use of psychiatric drugs.
Laing, whose rejection of Cuckoo's Nest therapeutic techniques (straitjackets, electroshock therapy, etc.
And not just electricity and electroshock therapy but about banishing darkness and the power of hope.
Performances are electrifying too, with DiCaprio and Winslet verbally tearing strips off each other, in stark contrast to the last time they shared the screen, and Shannon heartbreaking as a man shattered by electroshock therapy.
Performances are electrifying, too, with DiCaprio and Winslet verbally tearing strips off each other, in stark contrast to the last time they shared the screen, and Shannon heartbreaking as a man shattered by electroshock therapy.
There should also be an honourable mention for Michael Shannon's heartbreaking portrayal of John Givings, a man shattered by electroshock therapy.