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electroconvulsive therapy


Today, electroconvulsive therapy is usually performed under full anesthesia after administration of a muscle relaxant.
  the induction of an artificial seizure in a patient by passing electricity through the brain; controversial psychiatric treatment
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  • Today, electroconvulsive therapy is usually performed under full anesthesia after administration of a muscle relaxant.
  • Drugs, radiation, electroshock, surgery.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • So was electroshock, I reminded them.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The earliest kids they had brought in, the first guinea pigs, had been subjected to a whole array of electroshock and brain-chop-shop terrors.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds

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  • "You remind me of my wife," Len said after a long silence, during which my mother had drawn an orange poodle and what looked like a blue horse undergoing electroshock treatment.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • We watched Cynthia come back crying from electroshock once a week.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • You can see where they strapped down the crazies and gave them electroshock.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • And this way we all passed through a month or two, Lisa and the catatonics in the TV room, Polly walking like a motorized corpse, Cynthia crying after electroshock ("I’m not sad," she explained to me, "but I can’t help crying"), and me and Georgina in our double suite.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
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Associated words [difficulty]:   electroconvulsive therapy [8] , lobotomy [6] , free association [8]
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