A Day in a Baghdad Psych Hospital

Short-staffed and undersupplied, doctors do their best to treat mental patients.

A Day in a Baghdad Psych Hospital

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Baghdad Psych
Baghdad Psych
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A patient about to receive electroconvulsive therapy, better known as shock therapy, at the Ibn Rushid psychiatric hospital in downtown Baghdad. Each morning as many as six patients receive ECT, a therapy given only to those whose depression does not respond to drugs. For months the therapy has been administered without anesthesia because the hospital's anesthesiologists all fled the city. The World Health Organization has called for a ban on all ECT therapy without anesthesia. (ABC News)
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