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Shock Therapy

Organizing the Disappointed in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 04.17.2014 | World
John Feffer

When Poland went through its 'shock therapy' years of the early 1990s, many people lost out as a result of the economic reforms. The unemployment rate went up rapidly from under one percent in January 1990 to over 16 percent in 1994.

Shock Therapy 'Riddle' Solved By Brain Scientists

Posted 03.20.2012 | Science

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 03/19/2012 03:04 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily While "shock therapy" has been used ...

Can Electrically Stimulating The Brain Improve Mental Health?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

There are a variety of proven and promising electrical (or magnetic) techniques that affect the brain -- from those with virtually no side effects, nor an invasive procedure, to those that are surgical in nature.

FDA Considers Caving to Scientology and Making Mental Illness Treatment Illegal

DJ Jaffe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

As far-fetched as it sounds, the FDA is considering making it more difficult to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and psychosis.

China Shock Therapy On Internet Addicts To Be Ended

AP | Henry Sanderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEIJING (AP) -- China's Health Ministry has ordered a hospital to stop using electric shock therapy to cure youths of Internet addiction, saying there...