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Electroshock therapy coming back with a vengeance

  1. Jan 14, 2008 #1
    I'm no doctor but I didn't think this worked, and that was known many years ago?

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  3. Jan 14, 2008 #2


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    Electroshock therapy does work in some cases.
    It has to a large extent been replaced by chemical drugs but AFAIK it never fell out of use complettely. Also, from what I understand the sideeffects are much less severe nowadays since they have much better control of the procedure.
  4. Jan 14, 2008 #3
    Yes, and they are not administered against the patients will anymore. At least I'd hope so.

    I think they are also administer it under anaesthesia..
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