Though electroconvulsive therapy has been in use since the 1930s, a paper published in the journal Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences described for the first time how the treatment cures patients of depression. What do you think?


"That must be why epileptics are so happy."

Brian Quigley • Reverser

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"That's great. Now we can finally explain to patients exactly what will happen before we drag them flailing and screaming in hysterics to have their brains electrocuted."

Arthur Mullan • Motor Vehicle Dispatcher

“I hope this knowledge doesn’t kill the pioneering spirit of experimentation that first led doctors to try electrocuting people just to see what would happened.”

Lane Terrell • Unemployed

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