Hollywood and ECT.

  title={Hollywood and ECT.},
  author={Andrew McDonald and Garry Walter},
  journal={International review of psychiatry},
  volume={21 3},
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has featured in Hollywood films for sixty years. Film depictions continue to exert a powerful and predominantly negative effect on public attitudes towards the treatment. From review of the 22 currently available films that directly refer to ECT the main themes identified are described. While initially portrayed as a dramatic but effective psychiatric intervention, ECT on film has come to stand for something quite different, representing the brutal and generally… CONTINUE READING

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