Definition of Electroshock therapy
1. Noun. The administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma.
Generic synonyms: Electric Healing, Electrical Healing, Electrotherapy, Galvanism, Shock Therapy, Shock Treatment
Medical Definition of Electroshock therapy
1. A form of treatment of mental disorders in which convulsions are produced by the passage of an electric current through the brain. Synonym: convulsive therapy, electroconvulsive therapy. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Electroshock therapy
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1. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"It is not clear presently whether depressed elderly patients are less responsive to electroshock therapy than younger patients; however, ..."
2. Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"As a treatment modality, it is being used in lieu of electroshock therapy to treat certain types of affective disorder (eg, major depression) and seizures ..."
3. At the Hour of Death by Karlis Osis, Erlendur Haraldsson (1997)
"... (low blood sugar), psychological stress (eg, restraint or pain), electroshock therapy, exercise and ether anesthesia" (p. 128). ..."
4. Human Rights Watch World Report 1997 by Human Rights Watch (Organization), Human Rights Watch Staff (1996)
"... and threatened with long-term institutionalization, medication and electroshock therapy. Nevertheless, her application for US asylum was denied. ..."
5. Pre Surgical Care by Louis Leonardi, Dr Louis Louis Leonardi (2006)
"He was treated with electroshock therapy. He was given everything that could possibly help. Nothing was helping. Nothing was effective. ..."