• Electroshock therapy is actually still in use — and could help treat PTSD

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    It’s a common misconception that electroshock therapy, portrayed in the latest season of “Stranger Things” as nearly torture, vanished from the doctor’s toolkit decades ago. But the treatment has been refined and well studied in the last few decades—patients go under general anesthesia, and the electric current is delivered with much more control—and it’s now considered a safe and effective treatment for some psychiatric illnesses.

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