Electroshock: Healing Mental Illness

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Electroshock therapy has long suffered from a controversial public image, effectively removing it as a treatment option for many patients. Here, Dr. Max Fink draws on fifty years of clinical and research experience to argue that ECT is a safe, painless, and often life-saving treatment for emotional and mental disorders. Dr. Fink traces the development of ECT from its discovery in 1934, its widespread use for two decades to the 1950s and its replacement by psychotropic drugs, and its revival in the past twenty years as a ...

Electroshock: Healing Mental Illness 2002, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195158045

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