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Meaning of shock therapy

shock' ther"apy

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. (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
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