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insulin shock treatment


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Noun insulin shock treatment has 1 sense
  1. insulin shock, insulin shock therapy, insulin shock treatment - the administration of sufficient insulin to induce convulsions and coma
    --1 is a kind of shock therapy, shock treatment

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Insulin Shock Treatment


Insulin shock treatment refers to the therapeutic use of insulin to induce a controlled state of hypoglycemia in individuals with certain psychiatric conditions.


1. Medical:

In the medical field, insulin shock treatment is a method used to manage certain mental disorders by intentionally causing hypoglycemia through the injection of insulin. This treatment is typically employed for patients with schizophrenia and sometimes severe depression.

Related products: Insulin syringes, Blood glucose meter

2. Historical:

In historical terms, insulin shock treatment was a widely used psychiatric treatment during the mid-20th century. It involved the administration of insulin to induce a coma-like state in patients with schizophrenia, aiming to alleviate symptoms. However, this approach is no longer considered as a standard psychiatric practice.

Sample Sentences

  1. The patient underwent insulin shock treatment to manage their severe schizophrenia symptoms.
  2. During the mid-20th century, insulin shock treatment was extensively practiced in psychiatric institutions.
  3. Insulin shock treatment is now considered an outdated method and has been replaced by more modern medical interventions.
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