0.9 ampere

General Information

Author/Creator
Barbieri, Giotto, director.
Language
Italian.
Subtitles
English
Published
Italy : FilmCome14, 2008.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (55 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
A critical look at electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT — often referred to as “electroshock.” The film traces the discovery of ECT in the late 1930s by Ugo Cerletti, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Rome. At that time, there was little by way of treatment for the growing number of patients housed in large psychiatric facilities. As the film shifts to the present, ECT’s current role in psychiatry is examined, along with the controversies surrounding its efficiency.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Note
Verzio Film Festival Submission

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 1990---