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Why was insulin used as part of mental health treatment back in the 1950's?

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Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Insulin in Psychiatr: Actually it dated back to 1935 when it was introduced by injection in large doses to induce coma & sometimes convulsions. In 1953 it was used to treat Schizophrenia, but vanished by the 1970's.

Answered 3/12/2015

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