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Radio Sweden Monday

Published måndag 4 september 2006 kl 13.42
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Electric convulsive therapy in 1973
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Electric convulsive therapy is being used more and more frequently on people with mental illnesses in Sweden. Our reporter Tom McAlinden has the details.

A Swedish-made probe finishes its three year mission crashing into the Moon.

Then in today’s ”Spectrum of the Arts,” Bill Schiller takes us to the opening of the fall season at Stockholm’s House of Dance.

Closing Music: Andreas Johnson ”Sing for Me”

The use of electric convulsive therapy by psychiatrists has more than doubled in the past 5 years, according to new statistics obtained by Swedish Radio. The methods may have changed since the treatment was first used in the 1930s, but many Swedes have been surprised to hear how commonly ECT is still used here.

A Swedish-made probe finished its three year mission in spectacular fashion Sunday, crashing into the Moon.

In Spectrum, backstage at Stockholm’s House of Dance, Radio Sweden’s Bill Schiller meets a member of the opening production – by a highly-praised Belgian-based dance company  – making an unusual salute to religion, sexuality and madness:

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