Items Tagged ‘shock therapy’

March 20, 2012

Shock Therapy’s Mystery Closer to Being Solved


While “shock therapy” has been used in psychiatry for more than 70 years, researchers had little idea how the controversial treatment worked to treat depression. Now, scientists say they may have solved the mystery… Today, the therapy is safer because patients receive anesthesia and electricity doses are much more controlled, according to the Mayo Clinic. […]

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