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-'''Electroconvulsive therapy''' ('''ECT'''), also known as '''electroshock''', is a psychiatric treatment in which seizures are induced with [[electricity]]. It is most often used for cases of severe [[clinical depression]] which have not responded to other treatments.{{GFDL}}+'''Electroconvulsive therapy''' ('''ECT'''), also known as '''electroshock''', is a psychiatric treatment in which seizures are induced with [[electricity]]. It is most often used for cases of severe [[clinical depression]] which have not responded to other treatments.
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 +===In literature, movies and television===
 +Electroconvulsive therapy has been depicted in fiction and works based on true experiences. These include ''[[The Snake Pit]]'', ''[[Quantum Leap (TV series)]]'', ''[[Frances]]'', ''[[Requiem for a Dream]]'', the novel ''[[One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (novel)|One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest]]'' by [[Ken Kesey]] as well as [[One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (film)|the movie adaptation]], ''[[Melrose Place (1992 TV series)|Melrose Place]]'', ''[[The Caretaker]]'', ''[[The Best of Youth]]'', ''[[House (TV series)|House]]''; ''[[The Bell Jar]]'' by [[Sylvia Plath]], ''[[Shine (film)|Shine]]'', the film version of ''[[Girl, Interrupted (film)|Girl, Interrupted]]'', ''[[Insanitarium]]'', ''[[Changeling (2008 film)|Changeling]]'', ''[[Ciao! Manhattan]]'', ''[[Next to Normal]]'', ''[[Return to Oz (film)|Return to Oz]]'', ''[[Private Practice (TV series)|Private Practice]]'', ''[[Ghost Whisperer]]'', ''[[From Beyond (film)|From Beyond]]'', the novel ''[[Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance]]'', "[[A Beautiful Mind (film)|A Beautiful Mind]]", ''[[Helen (film)|Helen]]'', ''[[Oz (TV series)|Oz]]'', and "[[The Wolfman (2010 film)]]."
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 +== See also ==
 +* [[DSM-IV Codes]]
 +* [[Harold A. Sackeim]]
 +* [[Insulin shock therapy]]
 +* [[History of electroconvulsive therapy in the United Kingdom]]
 +* [[Psychiatric survivors movement]]
 +* [[Consumer/Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement]]
 +* [[List of people who have undergone electroconvulsive therapy]]
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also known as electroshock, is a psychiatric treatment in which seizures are induced with electricity. It is most often used for cases of severe clinical depression which have not responded to other treatments.

In literature, movies and television

Electroconvulsive therapy has been depicted in fiction and works based on true experiences. These include The Snake Pit, Quantum Leap (TV series), Frances, Requiem for a Dream, the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey as well as the movie adaptation, Melrose Place, The Caretaker, The Best of Youth, House; The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, Shine, the film version of Girl, Interrupted, Insanitarium, Changeling, Ciao! Manhattan, Next to Normal, Return to Oz, Private Practice, Ghost Whisperer, From Beyond, the novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, "A Beautiful Mind", Helen, Oz, and "The Wolfman (2010 film)."

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