Electro shock therapy sounds like something out of a torture movie rather than the tool it's been used as for centuries in the mental health field. Without a doubt, it's been used for that purpose, inflicting damage into many people's minds, but some argue that when used judiciously, it can have benefits.
Take this study that shows that the use of electrostimulation can actually help 70-year-olds recover memories like they were 20 again. This could be remarkable if it doesn't harm the individual, but the thought of applying electrostimulation to a 70-year-old makes me sick to my stomach. According to the report, it's a noninvasive procedure, and it could help restore much mental function as we age.
What do you think of electrostimulation? Should we continue exploring its possibilities?