The patient was so agitated that the doctor resorted to sedation.
The only alternatives were sedation or strapping her down.
This treatment is very safe, and the injections can be given in a doctor's office without the use of sedation or anesthesia.
Barbiturates are capable of producing all levels of CNS mood alteration, from excitation to mild sedation, hypnosis and deep coma.
Sedation due to the drug may be increased by the concomitant use of other central nervous system depressants.