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English definition of “electroconvulsive therapy”

electroconvulsive therapy

noun [U] uk   /ɪˌlek.trəʊ.kənˈvʌl.sɪvˌθer.ə.pi/ us    /-troʊ-/ (abbreviation ECT) specialized
a treatment for particular mental illnesses that involves sending an electric current through the brainScience of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality
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