shock therapy

noun

Definition of shock therapy

:the treatment of mental illness 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 Defined for English Language Learners

shock therapy

noun

Definition of shock therapy for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

shock therapy

noun

medical Definition of shock therapy

:the treatment of mental illness 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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