About To Have ECT? Fine, but Don’t Watch It in the Movies: The Sorry Portrayal of ECT in Film
An excellent overview of ECT in movies. This article is a summary of an article by G. Walter an Australian psychiatriust. This summary is made by Prof. Max Fink from the U.S.A.
This summary discusses all movies since the beginning of the 20th century. Movies from Hollywood as well as European and Australian movies. It shortly describes the place of ECT in the movie. In this study by Walter et al. (2002) one third of medical students decreased their support for the treatment after being shown scenes from movies.