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Medical Treatments


Prolonged narcosis, also known as Deep Sleep Therapy (DST), is a psychiatric treatment in which drugs are used to keep patients unconscious for days or weeks.  This was a new method of treatment at Exminster after the First World War, for excited maniacal and schizophrenic patients and was thought to assist patients with their recovery in combination with Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and the administering of drug therapy. It was used to obliterate 'terrifying' memories and recover 'lost' memories.