Electric Shock Treatment Is Still Controversial, But Not For the Reasons People Think

“The procedure has been so horrifically portrayed in media…showing it being used in mental facilities as punishment, not for its tremendous therapeutic effects,” one researcher said.

written by
Rajvi Desai
Jun 30, 2020
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AuthorRajvi Desai

Rajvi Desai is The Swaddle's Culture Editor. After graduating from NYU as a Journalism and Politics major, she covered breaking news and politics in New York City, and dabbled in design and entertainment journalism. Back in the homeland, she's interested in tackling beauty, sports, politics and human rights in her gender-focused writing, while also co-managing The Swaddle Team's podcast, Respectfully Disagree.