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Shock therapy to make a comeback as evidence grows that it works

作者:巢璜    发布时间:2019-03-01 07:08:01    

Ethan Hyman/MCT/Zuma/eyevine JACK NICHOLSON has a lot to answer for. One of the knock-on effects of hit 1975 movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was a public backlash against electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The treatment, used since the 1930s for a wide range of mental health conditions, delivers a jolt of electricity to the brain big enough to trigger a seizure. The film’s brutal depiction of ECT and lobbying helped it fall out of favour in the 1980s and 1990s. But ECT may now be undergoing a revival, led by psychiatrists who champion it because of … Leader:

 

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