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The truth about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) - Helen M. Farrell

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In 1982, a young nurse was suffering from severe, unrelenting depression. She couldn’t work, socialize or concentrate. One controversial treatment changed everything: after two courses of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) her symptoms lifted. So what exactly is electroconvulsive therapy and why is it so stigmatized? Helen M. Farrell details the history and evolution of ECT.

Lesson by Helen Farrell, directed by Artrake Studio.

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