- 1) N-UNCOUNT You can refer to the use of extreme policies or actions to solve a particular problem quickly as shock therapy.
...Prague's policy of economic shock therapy.Syn:2) N-UNCOUNT Shock therapy is a way of treating mentally ill patients by passing an electric current through their brain.
...the electrodes used for shock therapy.Syn:
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Shock therapy — or shock treatment may refer to: A form of aversion therapy in which an electric shock is used as a negative stimulus Electroconvulsive therapy, or electroshock, a psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in anaesthetized… … Wikipedia
shock therapy — shock′ ther apy n. pst any of various therapies, as insulin shock therapy or electroconvulsive therapy, that induce convulsions or unconsciousness and are used for symptomatic relief in certain mental disorders. Also called shock′ treat ment •… … From formal English to slang
shock therapy — (also shock treatment) ► NOUN ▪ treatment of chronic mental conditions by electroconvulsive therapy or by inducing physiological shock … English terms dictionary
shock therapy — n the treatment of mental disorder by the artificial induction of coma or convulsions through use of drugs or electric current called also convulsive therapy see ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY … Medical dictionary
shock therapy — shock ,therapy or shock ,treatment noun uncount 1. ) a medical treatment for mental illness in which doctors put electricity into someone s brain 2. ) INFORMAL an extreme method of any type, used for dealing with a difficult situation … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
shock therapy — UK / US or shock treatment UK / US noun [uncountable] 1) a medical treatment for mental illness in which doctors put electricity into someone s brain 2) informal an extreme method of any type, used for dealing with a difficult situation … English dictionary
shock therapy — n. a method of treating certain mental disorders by applying electric current to the brain or, less often, by injecting drugs: it results in convulsion or coma: also shock treatment … English World dictionary
Shock Therapy — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Electropunk Gründung 1982, 2007 Auflösung 2000, 2008 … Deutsch Wikipedia
shock therapy — (not in technical use) any of various therapies, as insulin shock therapy or electroconvulsive therapy, that induce convulsions or unconsciousness, used for symptomatic relief in certain mental disorders. Also called shock treatment. [1935 40] *… … Universalium
shock therapy — noun treatment of certain psychotic states by the administration of shocks that are followed by convulsions (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑shock treatment • Hypernyms: ↑therapy • Hyponyms: ↑electroconvulsive therapy, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
shock therapy — Synonyms and related words: Metrazol shock therapy, Metrazol therapy, X ray therapy, actinotherapy, aerosol therapy, aerotherapeutics, aerotherapy, arsenotherapy, autoserum therapy, bacterial therapy, bacteriotherapy, bibliotherapy, biotherapy,… … Moby Thesaurus