electroshock therapy

noun
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

Definition of electroshock therapy

: the treatment of mental illness and especially depression by the application of electric current to the head of a usually anesthetized patient that induces unconsciousness and convulsive seizures in the brain called also electroconvulsive therapy

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1942

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