Shock therapy (psychiatry)

Shock therapy describes a set of techniques used in psychiatry to treat depressive disorder or other illnesses, by inducing seizures or other extreme brain states, or as a painful method of aversive conditioning. It was started in the 1930s.[1] Shock therapy covers multiple forms.

Two types of shock therapy are currently practiced:

Other forms, no longer in use, include:

Shock therapy has fallen away in use in lieu of other forms of treatment.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Shock therapy | psychiatry". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-10-08.
  2. ^ a b Gillespie, R.D. (1938). "Schizophrenia". The British encyclopaedia of medical practice, Volume 10. London: Butterworth & co. pp. 311–312.