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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
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First Known Use of SHOCK THERAPY

1917
Medical Dictionary

shock therapy

noun

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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