shock treatment

NOUN
  1. treatment of certain psychotic states by the administration of shocks that are followed by convulsions
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How To Use shock treatment In A Sentence

  • I thought this terribly symptomatic of the deadness of his feelings, no doubt the result of too much shock treatment.
  • When he penned these lines, he had recently emerged half-starved from a nine-year period of incarceration in a lunatic asylum, having been subjected to more than 60 electro-shock treatments. Mexico inspires a growing list of foreign writers
  • He's in favour of the short sharp shock treatment for young offenders.
  • At first, chlorpromazine was administered as an adjunct to a shock treatment popular in France—packing psychotic patients in ice, on the theory that the drug enhanced the hibernation effect, which allegedly cured patients by putting them in a somnolent state. MANUFACTURING DEPRESSION
  • Presumably, the shock treatments that elicit bursting disrupt the balance of wall synthesis and lysis responsible for cell wall extension.
  • In the 19th and 20th century, punishment included castration, clitoridectomies, shock treatment, and lobotomies. The Fundamental Civil Right of Marriage
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  • Nash is a certifiable genius and a certifiable paranoid schizophrenic who we watch go through shock treatments and delusions galore.
  • At first his family recommended electric shock treatment, before reluctantly coming to terms with his lifestyle.
  • He's in favour of the short sharp shock treatment for young offenders.
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