insulin shock therapy


insulin shock therapy
insulin shock therapy n the treatment of mental disorder (as schizophrenia) by insulin in doses sufficient to produce deep coma called also insulin coma therapy compare INSULIN SHOCK

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  • Insulin shock therapy — Intervention Insulin shock therapy administered in Lapinlahti Hospital, Helsinki in the 1950s ICD 9 CM 94.24 …   Wikipedia

  • insulin shock therapy — noun the administration of sufficient insulin to induce convulsions and coma • Syn: ↑insulin shock, ↑insulin shock treatment • Hypernyms: ↑shock therapy, ↑shock treatment * * * noun : the treatment of mental disorder …   Useful english dictionary

  • insulin shock therapy — noun Shock therapy effected by means of injecting insulin …   Wiktionary

  • insulin coma therapy — n INSULIN SHOCK THERAPY …   Medical dictionary

  • Insulin Coma Therapy —    (ICT)    (1927 and after)    After the discovery of insulin in 1922, efforts to employ it in psychiatry at subcoma levels began almost immediately. Manfred Sakel (pronounced SOK el) (1900–1957) won a place in the history of psychiatry because… …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • insulin-coma therapy — /in seuh lin koh meuh, ins yeuh /, Psychiatry. a former treatment for mental illness, esp. schizophrenia, employing insulin induced hypoglycemia as a method for producing convulsive seizures. Also called insulin shock therapy /in seuh lin shok ,… …   Universalium

  • insulin-coma therapy — /in seuh lin koh meuh, ins yeuh /, Psychiatry. a former treatment for mental illness, esp. schizophrenia, employing insulin induced hypoglycemia as a method for producing convulsive seizures. Also called insulin shock therapy /in seuh lin shok ,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shock therapy — or shock treatment may refer to: A form of aversion therapy in which an electric shock is used as a negative stimulus Electroconvulsive therapy, or electroshock, a psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in anaesthetized… …   Wikipedia

  • shock therapy — shock′ ther apy n. pst any of various therapies, as insulin shock therapy or electroconvulsive therapy, that induce convulsions or unconsciousness and are used for symptomatic relief in certain mental disorders. Also called shock′ treat ment •… …   From formal English to slang

  • shock therapy — (not in technical use) any of various therapies, as insulin shock therapy or electroconvulsive therapy, that induce convulsions or unconsciousness, used for symptomatic relief in certain mental disorders. Also called shock treatment. [1935 40] *… …   Universalium