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(p. 265) Kinds of Psychological Effect of Shock Therapy 

(p. 265) Kinds of Psychological Effect of Shock Therapy
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(p. 265) Kinds of Psychological Effect of Shock Therapy
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271343.003.0042
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date: 21 January 2018

In this essay, Winnicott discusses the subject of shock therapy for mental disorders under five separate headings: (1) The effect of the therapy on the staff and the atmosphere of the institution; (2) the effect of the treatment through its being thought of by the patient as part of the doctor’s emotional relation to him; (3) the effect of the treatment according to conscious and pre-conscious ideas and fantasies; (4) the effect of the treatment according to the expectation that can be predicted in various types of ill people; and (5) the effect of the treatment according to a patient’s fantasy about his personality and his body.

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