Is electro-therapy used?

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TV Show • 2016 Report
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Anonymous
El’s mother is shown to have been tortured with electro-therapy to the point of being permanently catatonic
TV Show • 2005 Report
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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 • 2019 Report
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MPaul
Electrocution is used as a form of torture
TV Show • 2013 Report
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manicpix
Early season 2 In a dream sequence, the main character is seen strapping another version of himself to a chair and performing electroshock therapy
Video Game Report
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TheLightestShadow
Not in a conventional or explicit way, but c!Tubbo does try to use electricity to help c!Ranboo regain his memories.
TV Show • 2011 Report
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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.
Movie • 2023 Report
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BitbatReviewsMovies
Yes, it is used to torture rocket and his friends. A hologram can be seen where rocket is tortured while they are inserting his cybernetic implants into him as a baby
TV Show • 2018 Report
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Twinku
while it’s not precisely electro-therapy, the character in captivity is forced stuck by something similar.
Movie • 1999 Report
Yes
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Anonymous
Although not on screen, one of the characters tells the main character that “they're giving me the shocks again.”
Movie • 2021 Report
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dg2703
not sure if this fits the category, but a character is tortured with an electric rod and shocked several times by it
Movie • 2000 Report
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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.
Movie • 2023 Report
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Eldritchsquared
The animatronics are repeatedly shocked with tasers. While this isn’t electro-therapy, it’s still notable as they have a strong reaction to it.
TV Show • 2014 Report
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mad_melody
Throughout Season 5, several people are tortured with shock collars.
Movie • 2019 Report
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WontWatchIfDogDies
You don’t see, but you hear it.
Movie • 2018 Report
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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 • 2022 Report
Yes
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Anonymous
Explicitly shown. It's shortly after a person is dragged out of a car
TV Show • 2005 Report
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five
implied usage in s8e15
Movie • 2021 Report
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TV Show • 2011 Report
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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).
Movie • 2004 Report
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Anonymous
It is not electric therapy, but Adam gets electrocuted from the chain he has attached to his feet.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
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Dana123
It was briefly shown from a point of view of the patients ankles in restraints.
TV Show • 2021 Report
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megdoesmost
[SPOILER] Beginning of S2 E1 from about 7:00-8:00 mark. Character receives electro therapy after the girls get rescued. Very graphic and unsettling.
Movie • 1999 Report
Yes
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TwoLesbiansInATrenchcoat
A character uses an averse skin shock device on herself, however these scenes are played for kink.
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killthecompetition
between 1:29:50 and 1:30:20, a character is strapped down and is shown screaming in pain.
Movie • 2022 Report
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TV Show • 2010 Report
Yes
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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 • 2022 Report
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Anonymous
Wednesday says that electro-shock therapy has a "satisfying afterburn" which is pretty insensitive writing.
electro-therapy is discussed frequently.
Wednesday tortures someone using tazers
TV Show • 1997 Report
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stickysweet_hunny
S23
 E23
"Mexican joker" they "electro-therapied" a Mexican kid to cure his "trauma" so he wouldn't become Mexican Joker.
Video Game • 2016 Report
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Anonymous
electro-therapy isn't used, but a character is executed via electric chair in chapter 4
TV Show • 2019 Report
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Anonymous
Characters are electrocuted, but no actual ECT.