electroshock therapy

noun

Definition of electroshock therapy

  1. :  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

1942

First Known Use of electroshock therapy

1942


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