Today, ECT is still used, though voluntarily by mental health out patients as a treatment for refractory depression. It has proven widely successful and is performed at voltages far lower than was the case in the 1950's.
Gay Panic Narratives, circa 1957

Thankfully, they also totally relax ALL muscles(they have to breathe for you) so you don’t break anything convulsing. It does indeed change the observable affect of the person, but not necessarily their inward landscape.

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