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Author: Brad Osborne; Christopher Sabat; Kitty Dukakis; Larry Tye; Video Education Australasia.
Publisher: Dallas, Texas : AMS Production, 2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Is shooting electricity through a human brain, shocking them so much that their body goes into a massive epileptic-like convulsion, really the best solution to treat severe depression? As horrifying as it can be, electroconvulsive therapy, also known as ECT is currently the most effective treatment for severe depression. However the treatment has its passionate critics, not least because it can erase decades of  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Brad Osborne; Christopher Sabat; Kitty Dukakis; Larry Tye; Video Education Australasia.
OCLC Number: 461265049
Notes: Based on the book "Shock : the healing power of Electroconvulsive Therapy" by Kitty Dukakis and Larry Tye.
Distributed in Australia by Video Education Australasia.
Credits: Produced, directed & edited by Brad Osborne.
Performer(s): Narrated by Christopher Sabat.
Description: 1 DVD-video (58 min.) : sound, color ; 12 cm

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Is shooting electricity through a human brain, shocking them so much that their body goes into a massive epileptic-like convulsion, really the best solution to treat severe depression? As horrifying as it can be, electroconvulsive therapy, also known as ECT is currently the most effective treatment for severe depression. However the treatment has its passionate critics, not least because it can erase decades of memory. In this program we examine one of the most controversial treatments in medical history, featuring candid and intimate interviews with patients, doctors and other experts. A stimulating exploration of the myths, mysteries and realities surrounding shock therapy.

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