Is electro-therapy used?

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TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
137
No
30
14
kmspd1997
El’s mother is shown to have been tortured with electro-therapy to the point of being permanently catatonic
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
87
No
64
38
MPaul
Electrocution is used as a form of torture
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
84
No
2
4
JayEdwards
There's a scene in an abandoned asylum in which a ghost uses what is essentially electro therapy to harm a character
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
71
No
0
9
Tarar
It's used in Asylum, for one person it is used as gay conversion therapy, and for another it fries her brain so much that she forgets her own name.
TV Show • 2018 Report
Yes
65
No
15
12
Twinku
while it’s not precisely electro-therapy, the character in captivity is forced stuck by something similar.
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
65
No
1
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
64
No
2
8
dg2703
not sure if this fits the category, but a character is tortured with an electric rod and shocked several times by it
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
56
No
0
4
mad_melody
Russell (a young teenage boy) has visible burn scars on his neck from electro-therapy. At one point he has a flashback to receiving electro-therapy. The electro-therapy machine is shown again when Russell returns to the orphanage later in the movie. Additionally, a few characters are electrocuted throughout the movie.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
52
No
0
4
Dana123
It was briefly shown from a point of view of the patients ankles in restraints.
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
51
No
3
3
mad_melody
Throughout Season 5, several people are tortured with shock collars.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
51
No
0
12
WontWatchIfDogDies
You don’t see, but you hear it.
Movie • 2000 Report
Yes
49
No
0
7
Circuitscars
It's really brutal and seriously messed me up. I wish I had known before seeing this movie. Don't watch if you're afraid of this specific thing or of mentally ill people being abused.
Yes
46
No
1
2
KimNichols
Electro-Therapy is used on the Winter Soldier to scramble his memories. The Winter Soldier is shown screaming in pain
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
44
No
0
TV Show • 2010 Report
Yes
39
No
0
1
dynamicmassive01
A torture device set up by the villain has characters sit at a device with images of their friends and switches, they get told that they must choose one of the friends to be electrocuted or they all will be. It later emerges that this was about the psychological aspect of the torture and none of them were actually electrocuted. In season 7 upon finding a basement of files; the characters discover that when having her sister institutionalised, one character authorised electro-shock therapy to be used on her. Although it is never explicitly stated or shown it is implied that the character suffered due to this. The main villain of the show spent almost the entirety of her life in a mental institution; it is implied that she was forced to undergo electro-therapy While exploring a sanitarium; the characters find electro-shock therapy devices.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
38
No
0
1
five
implied usage in s8e15
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
35
No
10
3
Actrizz
Not so much medical EST, but alien tasers are used to subdue a character. Their memory reading machine also appears to use electricity, but it doesn't seem to hurt her.
TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
34
No
0
1
Jello
Characters are shocked.
Movie • 1987 Report
Yes
33
No
7
9
jayattheark1102
Not quite electro-therapy, but akin to it.
Video Game Report
Yes
33
No
8
12
derpymail875
electro-therapy isn't used, but a character is executed via electric chair in chapter 4
Movie • 1999 Report
Yes
32
No
0
2
TwoLesbiansInATrenchcoat
A character uses an averse skin shock device on herself, however these scenes are played for kink.
Movie • 2004 Report
Yes
32
No
14
11
thatgirlgamer2002
It is not electric therapy, but Adam gets electrocuted from the chain he has attached to his feet.
Movie • 1999 Report
Yes
31
No
1
1
AmePeryton
Although not on screen, one of the characters tells the main character that “they're giving me the shocks again.”
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
29
No
3
3
chemicalbite
It is sometimes referred to by a character it was used on in the past, but is never actually shown.
TV Show • 2015 Report
Yes
29
No
0
Video Game Report
Yes
28
No
0
5
BriarRosePatch
The character known as “the Doctor” hunts down survivors and electrocutes them, and this is called “shock therapy” in the game. However, this is not realistically portrayed at all in game. The Doctor’s backstory does show that he used to perform realistic shock therapy, however.
Movie • 1971 Report
Yes
28
No
3
4
BlancheDuBois
The main character is strapped down with his eyes forced open and is forced to watch what is on the screen in order to cure him of his violent actions. (Aversion Therapy) There are a lot of electrodes attached to his head and it overall is a unpleasant scene of torture.
Yes
26
No
0
2
synth1919
Scenes with an electric table is used for aversion therapy.
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
25
No
0
1
mickkmilk
in season 5 there are mentions of electro therapy surrounding ians brief time in a mental institution and carl tries it on ian by throwing a toaster in the pool (toaster was not connected so nothing happened).
Yes
25
No
0
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willowwolfx
The S.Q.U.I.P shocks Jeremy occasionally. EX when hes not standing straight