Ban ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ electric shock therapy for depression, patients plead

Ban ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ electric shock therapy for depression, patients plead

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Ministers are facing calls to order an inquiry into a ‘primitive’ treatment for depression that involves passing electric currents through the brain. Electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) has been used for almost a century to treat an array of psychiatric disorders including mania, catatonia and schizophrenia. But critics say evidence supporting its use is poor, while its
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