10 January 2019

10th January 1977 - Ramones Mental Health Ode

10th January 1977, the Ramones' album Leave Home was released. On it was the sing along ode Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment

I was feeling sick, losing my mind
Heard about these treatments by a good friend of mine
He was always happy, smile on his face
He said he had a great time at the place ...

Gimme-gimme shock treatment
Gimme-gimme shock treatment
Gimme-gimme shock treatment
I wanna-wanna shock treatment ..

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure where a seizure is triggered by an electric shock. In its early days ECT was given without general anesthesia for unshakeable depression and other conditions. Nowadays full general anesthesia and muscle relaxation is given. It was reported in 2017 that ECT is on the rise again in England.

Thankyou to Mental Health History Timeline for the date. Here is the song on Youtube ...

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