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Shock Treatment

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Clinically referred to as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). See also Institutionalized.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Antonin Artaud
Playwright
4-Sep-1896 4-Mar-1948 Theater of Cruelty
David Bohm
Physicist
20-Dec-1917 29-Oct-1992 Particle physicist
Clara Bow
Actor
29-Jul-1905 26-Sep-1965 Schizophrenic actress, Wings
Richard Brautigan
Author
30-Jan-1935 14-Oct-1984 So the Wind Won't Blow it All Away
Emanuel Bronner
Business
1-Feb-1908 7-Mar-1997 Soap label philosopher
Hayden Carruth
Poet
3-Aug-1921 29-Sep-2008 Brothers, I Loved You All
Dick Cavett
Talk Show Host
19-Nov-1936   The Dick Cavett Show
Paulo Coelho
Novelist
24-Aug-1947   The Alchemist
Juan Corona
Criminal
1934   Serial killer serving 25 life sentences
Kitty Dukakis
First Lady
26-Dec-1936   Wife of Michael Dukakis
Thomas Eagleton
Politician
4-Sep-1929 4-Mar-2007 US Senator from Missouri, 1969-87
Roky Erickson
Singer/Songwriter
15-Jul-1947   13th Floor Elevators
Frances Farmer
Actor
19-Sep-1913 1-Aug-1970 Hollywood actress, institutionalized
Carrie Fisher
Actor
21-Oct-1956   Princess Leia in Star Wars
Janet Frame
Author
28-Aug-1924 29-Jan-2004 Kiwi author, subject of An Angel at My Table
Judy Garland
Singer
10-Jun-1922 22-Jun-1969 Dorothy in Wizard of Oz
Allen Ginsberg
Poet
3-Jun-1926 5-Apr-1997 Howl!
Peter Green
Musician
29-Oct-1946   Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Roy Harper
Guitarist
12-Jun-1941   Vocals for Have a Cigar
David Helfgott
Musician
19-May-1947   Subject of the biopic Shine
Ernest Hemingway
Author
21-Jul-1899 2-Jul-1961 The Old Man And The Sea
Vladimir Horowitz
Pianist
1-Oct-1903 5-Nov-1989 Virtuoso pianist
Celia Imrie
Actor
15-Jul-1952   Gloria Millington on Kingdom
Vivien Leigh
Actor
5-Nov-1913 8-Jul-1967 Gone With The Wind
Spike Milligan
Comic
16-Apr-1918 27-Feb-2002 The Goon Show
Thelonious Monk
Jazz Musician
10-Oct-1917 17-Feb-1982 Influential jazz pianist and composer
Johnny O'Keefe
Musician
6-Jan-1935 6-Oct-1978 King of Australian rock and roll
Harvey Pekar
Author
8-Oct-1939 12-Jul-2010 American Splendor
Robert Pirsig
Author
6-Sep-1928   Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Sylvia Plath
Poet
27-Oct-1932 11-Feb-1963 Daddy
Cole Porter
Composer
9-Jun-1891 15-Oct-1964 I've Got You Under My Skin
Bud Powell
Pianist
27-Sep-1924 31-Jul-1966 Seminal bop pianist and composer
Lou Reed
Musician
2-Mar-1942   The Velvet Underground
Paul Robeson
Singer
9-Apr-1898 23-Jan-1976 20th Century renaissance man
Theodore Roethke
Poet
25-May-1908 1-Aug-1963 The Waking
Yves Saint Laurent
Fashion Designer
1-Aug-1936 1-Jun-2008 Christian Dior protege
Michelle Shocked
Musician
24-Feb-1962   Short Sharp Shocked
William Styron
Novelist
11-Jun-1925 31-Oct-2006 The Confessions of Nat Turner
Gene Tierney
Actor
19-Nov-1920 6-Nov-1991 Laura
Townes Van Zandt
Singer/Songwriter
7-Mar-1944 1-Jan-1997 For the Sake of the Song
Jonathan Winters
Comic
11-Nov-1925 11-Apr-2013 Mearth, son of Mork
James Wright
Poet
13-Dec-1927 25-Mar-1980 The Branch Will Not Break
Tammy Wynette
Country Musician
5-May-1942 6-Apr-1998 Stand By Your Man


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