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Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) can offer immediate relief to some people suffering from severe depression. Kitty Dukakis describes her personal experience and co-author Larry Nye details its recent resurgence as a treatment option.
- Michael Dukakis professor, political science at Northeastern University, former Massachusetts governor, and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee
- Kitty Dukakis wife of former Massachusetts governor and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis and author of the 1990 memoir, "Now You Know."
- Larry Tye former medical journalist at "The Boston Globe" and author of "The Father of Spin," "Home Lands," "Rising from the Rails," and "Shock" (with Kitty Dukakis)
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