Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by xotoxi, Aug 9, 2010.
Is shock therapy a form of electrocution?
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LOL! He did use the wrong word, unfortunately. I just don't get the insistence on trying to validate what was an obvious misuse of a word?
I'm more trying to figure out if Corndog was correct in estimating that 100% of people would assume that shock therapy means electrocution.
So far, according to this poll, less than 100% of people believe this.
i think its a form of torture
The patient is anesthetized prior to ECT treatment. They don't feel a thing.
Wouldn't catatonic depression be more of a torture?
Shock therapy? Like for depression? No, that ain't electrocution. It has been modified; these days they use anesthesia, etc. It's a humane and (sometimes) effective treatment, though I dun think they know why it works (when it does).
she was suicidal.....after 8 shock treatments...she was just sad
sprout that mal all you want...shock treatments are torture....who cares if you are anesthetized during it...it is still messing with your brain
"Messing with your brain" ain't the definition of torture, bones. All psychotropic drugs do that. I'm sorry your friend/relative/whoever wasn't made much better, but some people are helped.
The results may be beneficial, or not.
The voltage may be high or low
Still, juice flows through the body, I think that is the definition of electrocution.
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