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ELECTRO-CONVULSANT TREATMENT

Date
1941-1948
Reference
RET/6/23
Part of
The Retreat Archive
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work

Description

The Retreat began cardiazol convulsion therapy in October 1938 following favourable reports of the treatment at the Annual Meeting of the Medico Psychological Association in July 1938. However in 1940 Retreat doctors tried a different method of inducing convulsions by use of an electrical apparatus. In the first two years of using electroconvulsive therapy, between 1940 and 1942, the Retreat treated 142 patients, suffering from melancholia, schizophrenia, mania, neurosis and other conditions.

Publication/Creation

1941-1948

Physical description

2 boxes

Terms of use

Access to RET 6/23 is restricted under Data Protection Act 1998.

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