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Sherwin B. Nuland on Electroshock Therapy by Sherwin B. Nuland

Sherwin B. Nuland on Electroshock Therapy

by Sherwin B. Nuland


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In this TED talk American surgeon, author, and Yale professor Sherwin B. Nuland talks about the history of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for treatment of severe major depression and other mental illnesses. He then proceeds to tell about his own recovery from major depression through electroshock therapy back in the 1970s. After his first marriage failed he fell into a deep depression until he could no longer function. When no other treatments worked the doctors attempted electroshock therapy which led to a remarkable recovery.


Surgeon and author Sherwin Nuland discusses the development of electroshock therapy as a cure for severe, life-threatening depression -- including his own. Its a moving and heartfelt talk about relief, redemption and second chances.

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