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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Video of Lecture on Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

Excellent lecture on ECT with his own experience with the treatment.

Sherwin Nuland, the surgeon and author, talks about the development of electroshock therapy as a cure for severe, life-threatening depression. Midway through, his story turns personal. It's a moving and deeply felt talk about relief, redemption, second chances.

About Sherwin Nuland

A practicing surgeon for three decades, Sherwin Nuland witnessed life and death in every variety. Then he turned to writing, exploring what there is to people beyond just anatomy. Read full bio »

Original video on TED Talks

Thanks to There are black dogs and black dogs

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