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(p. 69) Physical Therapy of Mental Disorder 

(p. 69) Physical Therapy of Mental Disorder
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(p. 69) Physical Therapy of Mental Disorder
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271350.003.0010
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date: 22 February 2018

In this paper, Winnicott decries the development of the practices of convulsion therapy and leucotomy. He urges further research on the psychological effects of convulsion therapy, exploring the patient’s conscious and unconscious reactions to the idea of such therapy and their experience of it. He concludes that physical therapies express society’s unconscious reactions to insanity, and that depression is the illness of valuable people.

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