Definition of shock therapy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


shock therapy

BrE BrE//ˈʃɒk θerəpi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɑːk θerəpi//
(also shock treatment) [uncountable] Mental health care
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a way of treating mental illness by giving electric shocks or a drug that has a similar effect See related entries: Mental health care
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