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shock therapy:

see electroconvulsive therapyelectroconvulsive therapy
in psychiatry, treatment of mood disorders by means of electricity; the broader term "shock therapy" also includes the use of chemical agents. The therapeutic possibilities of these treatments were discovered in the 1930s by Manfred Sakel, a Polish
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shock therapy

[′shäk ‚ther·ə·pē]
(psychology)
The use of drugs, carbon dioxide, insulin, or electric current to induce coma in the treatment of psychiatric disorders.

shock therapy

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the treatment of certain psychotic conditions by injecting drugs or by passing an electric current through the brain (electroconvulsive therapy) to produce convulsions or coma
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