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electroshock therapy


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Noun electroshock therapy has 1 sense
  1. electroconvulsive therapy, electroshock, electroshock therapy, ECT - the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma
    --1 is a kind of shock therapy, shock treatment

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Electroshock Therapy


Electroshock therapy, also known as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), is a medical treatment that involves sending an electric current through the brain to induce a controlled seizure. It is primarily used to manage severe psychiatric conditions, such as major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.


  • Noun: The therapeutic practice of administering electric shocks to the brain to alleviate severe mental disorders.
  • Noun: The electric shock delivered during electroshock therapy.

Sample Sentences:

  1. After months of medication failed to improve his depression, John decided to try electroshock therapy.
  2. The doctor prepared the electrode pads, ready to administer the electroshock therapy.
  3. Electroshock therapy has shown significant success in treating individuals with treatment-resistant schizophrenia.

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