Shock therapy/Electrocution

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Is shock therapy a form of electrocution?

  1. Yes, shock therapy is a form of electrocution.

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  2. No. Shock therapy and electrocution are completely different things.

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  1. xotoxi
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    Is shock therapy a form of electrocution?

    Vote and discuss.
     
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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?
     
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    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.
     
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    i think its a form of torture
     
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    The patient is anesthetized prior to ECT treatment. They don't feel a thing.

    Wouldn't catatonic depression be more of a torture?
     
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    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).
     
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    No.
     
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    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
     
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    "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.
     
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    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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