Is electro-therapy used?

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TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
250
No
29
19
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
117
No
66
39
MPaul
Electrocution is used as a form of torture
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
104
No
2
6
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 • 2013 Report
Yes
81
No
1
1
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
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
81
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
79
No
15
13
Twinku
while it’s not precisely electro-therapy, the character in captivity is forced stuck by something similar.
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
73
No
2
10
dg2703
not sure if this fits the category, but a character is tortured with an electric rod and shocked several times by it
Video Game Report
Yes
69
No
28
11
TheLightestShadow
Not in a conventional or explicit way, but c!Tubbo does try to use electricity to help c!Ranboo regain his memories.
Movie • 1999 Report
Yes
64
No
1
4
AmePeryton
Although not on screen, one of the characters tells the main character that “they're giving me the shocks again.”
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
64
No
0
8
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.
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
61
No
3
3
mad_melody
Throughout Season 5, several people are tortured with shock collars.
Movie • 2000 Report
Yes
61
No
0
9
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 • 2019 Report
Yes
58
No
0
14
WontWatchIfDogDies
You don’t see, but you hear it.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
56
No
0
5
Dana123
It was briefly shown from a point of view of the patients ankles in restraints.
Yes
54
No
1
5
killthecompetition
between 1:29:50 and 1:30:20, a character is strapped down and is shown screaming in pain.
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
53
No
0
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
47
No
0
5
adeliajbrown
Explicitly shown. It's shortly after a person is dragged out of a car
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
46
No
4
1
five
implied usage in s8e15
Movie • 2004 Report
Yes
45
No
17
14
thatgirlgamer2002
It is not electric therapy, but Adam gets electrocuted from the chain he has attached to his feet.
Movie • 1999 Report
Yes
44
No
0
5
TwoLesbiansInATrenchcoat
A character uses an averse skin shock device on herself, however these scenes are played for kink.
TV Show • 2010 Report
Yes
44
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 • 2011 Report
Yes
41
No
0
2
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).
Video Game Report
Yes
40
No
8
14
derpymail875
electro-therapy isn't used, but a character is executed via electric chair in chapter 4
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
39
No
11
4
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 • 2019 Report
Yes
38
No
8
1
kars4kids
Characters are electrocuted, but no actual ECT.
Movie • 1987 Report
Yes
38
No
8
9
jayattheark1102
Not quite electro-therapy, but akin to it.
Movie • 1971 Report
Yes
38
No
4
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.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
38
No
0
TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
36
No
0
1
Jello
Characters are shocked.
Video Game Report
Yes
33
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.