|shock therapy or shock treatment|
|the treatment of certain psychotic conditions by injecting drugs or by passing an electric current through the brain (electroconvulsive therapy) to produce convulsions or coma|
|shock treatment or shock treatment|
shock therapy n.
Any of various treatments for mental disorders, such as major depression or schizophrenia, in which a convulsion or brief coma is induced by administering a drug or passing an electric current through the brain. Also called shock treatment.
The treatment of a mentally ill person by passing electric shocks through the brain.