The current acceptance of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as a suitable treatment for depression is a result of years of medical and ethical controversy. The treatment faced social, political, and scientific barriers as it developed; however, its effectiveness in treating mental disorders has allowed it to remain in use to this day. This paper will trace the changes electroconvulsive therapy has seen in technology, application, and societal endorsement over the years.
Sevigny-Resetco, Deborah J.
"The Development of Electroconvulsive Therapy,"
Sound Neuroscience: An Undergraduate Neuroscience Journal:
1, Article 18.
Available at: http://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/soundneuroscience/vol1/iss1/18