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Published: 04 November 1999

174 Pages


ISBN: 9780195119565

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Restoring the Mind

Max Fink

  • A compelling argument for the benefits of Electroshock therapy in treating emotional and mental disorders
  • This book describes for patients and their families the procedures, experience, and the benefits of electroshock therapy (ECT) in the treatment of mental illness
  • Looks at the development of the treatment from its discovery in 1934, its replacement by psychotropic drugs in the 1950s, and its revival in the past twenty years
  • Shows how ECT has become a safe and effective treatment now that undesirable side-effects have been almost eliminated by modifications in the procedures used

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