Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), formerly known as electroshock therapy, and
often referred to ..... It is still used in nearly all psychiatric hospitals, with a survey
of ECT use from 2002 finding ...
Mar 6, 2003 ... But electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is still being used -- more in Europe than the
United States -- and it may be the most effective short-term ...
Many regard electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as an outdated, barbaric treatment.
... In fact, ECT is still in use, and why and how it's used may surprise you.
It is generally used in treating patients with severe depression, acute mania, and
... After 60 years of use, ECT is still the most controversial psychiatric treatment.
Sep 19, 2015 ... ECT is much safer today. Although ECT still causes some side effects, it now
uses electric currents given in a controlled setting to achieve the ...
Once called electroshock therapy, ECT still has many negative associations.
When it was first used in the 1940s, it was very primitive. The reality today is ...
Jul 24, 2013 ... So why are we still using ECT, a procedure described by its critics as ... By the
1960s it was being widely used to treat a variety of conditions, ...
Explains what electroconvulsive therapy is, what it is for and what happens
during the ... It may also be used when it is important to have an immediate effect;
... Some people think it is still administered in the same way, and it has also been
Apr 6, 2016 ... Ultra-brief pulse therapy delivers a fraction of the electricity used in ... In that
event, physicians would still be able to provide ECT “off label” to ...