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Shock Therapy: A History of Electroconvulsive Treatment in Mental Illness

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Shock therapy is making a comeback today in the treatment of serious mental illness. Despite its re-emergence as a safe and effective psychiatric tool, however, it continues to be shrouded by a longstanding negative public image, not least due to films such as the classic One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, where the inmate of a psychiatric clinic (played by Jack Nicholson) is subjected to electroshock to curb his rebellious behaviour. Beyond its vilification in popular culture, the stereotype of convulsive therapy as a ...

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Shock Therapy: A History of Electroconvulsive Treatment in Mental Illness
2013, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813554259

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Shock Therapy: A History of Electroconvulsive Treatment in Mental Illness
2007, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813541693

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Shock Therapy: A History of Electroconvulsive Treatment in Mental Illness
2007, University of Toronto Press, Toronto

ISBN-13: 9780802093479

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