With the end of World War II, there was a new
emphasis on education, research and innovations in
psychiatric treatment. The Department of Neurology
and Psychiatry at The Ohio State University College
of Medicine is formed. Ohio State obtains the first
electroencephalography (EEG) machine in central Ohio.
Research programs are implemented to study
insulin shock treatment and electroconvulsive
therapy. Medications for psychiatric disorders
are introduced to help stabilize mental
patients and enable them to better enter into
and respond to psychiatric treatment.