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Electroconvulsive therapy - Wikipedia


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 ...

Electric Shock Therapy Still Used, Still Effective - WebMD


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 ...

10 Myths and Facts About Shock Therapy - Health.com


Many regard electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as an outdated, barbaric treatment.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.

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) | Mental Health America


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.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) - Mayo Clinic


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 ...

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | ECT, TMS and Other ...


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 ...

BBC News - Why are we still using electroconvulsive therapy?


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, ...

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) | Mind, the mental health charity ...


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  ...

Psychiatric shock therapy may face fresh restrictions - STAT News


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 ...