Electroconvulsive Therapy/ 'Yealland put the pad electrode on the lumbar spines and began attaching the long pharyngeal electrode. "You will not leave me," he said, "until you are talking as well as you ever did. No, not a minute before."'/ pg. 229/ Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment administered on the severely mentally ill and involves a series of electric shocks to the patient's body./ Electroconvulsive therapy in he book Regeneration is used by Doctor Yealland on his patients in the National Hospital. ECT has had a history of damage to patients in the past and is often ineffective as well. It has been used to treat a variety of mental illnesses, usually in the most severe of cases. There has been controversy over its morality and over its misuse by those administering it. Also, it has been argued whether or not it is actually effective. Some common side effects are memory and brain damage. LSS & GAH

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