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originally posted by: redhorse
a reply to: BO XIAN
They base positive results to electroshock therapy mostly upon what the recipients of said "therapy" report afterward. So they torture them, and then these folks that have been tortured say that they feel better so they won't be tortured anymore. See how this works?
I was in a psych ward in my teens (in the 90's) and they used electroshock therapy, and those people were severely impaired. They also used it as a threat so that we would behave.
Now, somewhat ironically, I am weeks away from a bachelors in psychology, and yes there is a push to reinstitute electroshock therapy (although, it never really went away).
on children and adolescents resistant to current therapies and drugs. The treatment, an archaic technique invented in the 1930s, sends jolts of electricity