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Shock Spell

Spell used at St. Mungo’s to treat mental illnesses.

References from the canon

  • One reader of The Quibbler wrote Harry after his interview was published and suggested that he needed a course of Shock Spells at St. Mungo's, since he was obviously a nutter (OP26)



This is clearly a reference to shock therapy, a technique used in the treatment of mental illness in the Muggle world. Some see it as a bit barbaric, but it does produce results in some cases.

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Tags: mental illness