21 October 2011

Shock Therapy

A form of aversion therapy where an electric shock is used as a negative stimulus.Electroconvulsive therapy or Electroshock, the deliberate and controlled induction by electrical current of a seizure for the purpose of psychiatric treatment.Aversion therapy is a form of psychiatric, mental health or psychological treatment in which the patient is exposed to a stimulus while simultaneously being subjected to some form of discomfort. This conditioning is intended to cause the patient to associate the stimulus with unpleasant sensations in order to stop the specific behavior.