Category Archives: 1940s

ECT: back to the fifties

A recent episode of the popular TV series, Call the Midwife, set in the late 1950s to early 1960s, included a story-line about Sister Cynthia, a young midwife and nun, who became depressed after being attacked when out at night, … Continue reading

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How ECT works: 51 theories

A couple of weeks ago headlines about research on electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) research in Aberdeen, Scotland, in which nine people (two-thirds of whom were men, a reversal of real life where over two-thirds of those undergoing ECT Scotland are women) had functional … Continue reading

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