Shock therapy for Melencholia?

I can recall when shock therapy was used for the severely organically depressed–sort of like a reset. Asserted to be beneficial, predated anti depressants.

However, the relapse rates were high.

Here’s a discussion of recent uses of electrical/magnetic neuro therapies.

Of course the placebo effect is in play and controlled studies are hard to do for evaluating benefit.

Pills, counseling, electricity–psych therapy still looking.


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