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New insights into ECT, a stigmatized yet highly effective treatment for depression

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By Sydney E Smith

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ECT! They are surely not trying to trot that barbarism out again!

“Ernest Hemingway receives ECT at the Mayo Clinic under the supervision of psychiatrist Howard Rome. On July 2, 1961, shortly after returning home, he kills himself with his favorite shotgun, but not before he had written: “What is the sense of ruining my head and erasing my memory, which is my capital, and putting me out of business? It was a brilliant cure but we lost the patient.”

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ECT! They are surely not trying to trot that barbarism out again!

I think it is still used in some cases, but there seems a better awareness of potential problems.

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/drugs-and-treatments/electroconvulsive-therapy-ect/

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