shock therapy


shock therapy

noun

: a treatment for mental illness in which the patient is given electric shocks

Full Definition of SHOCK THERAPY

:  the treatment of mental disorder by the artificial induction of coma or convulsions through use of drugs or electric current —called also shock treatment

First Known Use of SHOCK THERAPY

1917

shock therapy

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SHOCK THERAPY

: the treatment of mental disorder by the artificial induction of coma or convulsions through use of drugs or electric current—called also convulsive therapy; see electroconvulsive therapy

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