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Shock treatments…a story of one woman’s struggles with depression

Emily Eastman

Emily Eastman

I sat, glued to my chair, afraid to move…

With that sentence, Emily Eastman began her real-life autobiography “Shock Treatments,” describing her long and tortured journey through depression and its treatments and aftermath. Emily is a penname and all the names and locations in the book are fictional.

Emily never had her book published, but her daughter, Lois (Redman) Pontius, a 1959 GHS graduate, edited the massive work,

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