Electro-Shock Therapy Making A Comeback?

One-Flew-Over-The-Cuckoos-Nest-Blu-ray-3Makes sense to me. Not a day goes by when I don’t have the urge to stick my head in a wall-socket. Might explain the headaches. Anyway, despite what we witnessed in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, it’s actually pretty effective for severe depression:


The Mayo Clinic calls the treatment, which has a reported success rate of 70 percent to 80 percent, the “gold standard” treatment for severe depression. The most common side effect, according to proponents, is temporary short-term memory loss.

“I was afraid, to be honest with you,” said Ron Spesia, a 71-year-old Fort Myers Beach retiree who suffered a deep, multi-year depression that did not respond to medication. He had 12 treatments and said he started feeling better after the third. “Then one day I decided, ‘Hey, you know what? It’s time to put the big boy pants on and pursue this.’ Smartest move I ever made.”

If it’s one thing this country needs now more than ever, it’s big boy pants. That should be the 2016 slogan, “A chicken in every pot and a pair of big boy pants covering ever rump.”


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