shock treatment

'shock .treatment
also 'shock .therapy n [U]
1.) treatment of mental illness using powerful electric shocks
2.) the use of extreme methods to change a system or solve a problem as quickly as possible - used especially in news reports
the government's shock therapy economic programme

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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