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"Royal Pains" A Little Art, a Little Science (2011)

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Disappointed in this episode

1/10
Author: jvwinbig from United States
26 September 2014

I have always enjoyed Royal Pains, but I was not happy with this episode. Obviously I don't watch the show because of the medical information, but I was concerned to see the writers portraying electric shock treatment as something beneficial. E.C.T. took a terrible toll on my dear aunt. She lost all of her memories from the treatment. Her memories of her family and friends were her most cherished possessions. We used to spend hours going through photo albums, which gave her so much joy. But after the shock treatment, she was devastated because she didn't recognize any of the people in the photos. She told me she felt as if her life had been taken from her.

Generally, I really like the characters and the story lines in this show. And I do understand that the show is fictitious. But I sincerely wish that TV writers would do more research before publicly taking a stand in favor of a treatment that can be so harmful.

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Royal Pains selling audience down the river

Author: mike-149-253125 from United States
2 September 2011

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

E.C.T.? Really? Who paid whom to have Electric Convulsive Shock Therapy promoted? No matter the apparent medical legitimacy (the white coats, the sophisticated-looking equipment), the "modern" (drug-paralyzed) version of Ugo Cerletti's pig anesthetizing technique is simply torture.

Any value this show had dropped out the bottom on this point.

The excitement of seeing Hank running around, saving people from tragic medical conditions through his brilliant data analysis and untiring compassion for people, all turned black when these same qualities were associated with the biggest medical fraud ever pulled: psychiatry.

Psychiatrists admit that cures are non-existent in their field, yet their precious cash cow of torture passed off as therapy is now being promoted on prime time television.

When the mental health monopoly loses its precious government funding, how many people will be stupid enough to pay for their services? Rich or powerful people who want to get rid of a family member, I suppose.

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