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Electroconvulsive therapy

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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), formerly known as electroshock therapy, and often referred to as shock treatment, is a ... Placement can be bilateral, in which the electric current is passed across...

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Benefits & Side Effects - WebMD

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Electroconvulsive Therapy and Other Depression Treatments ... With ECT, an electric current is briefly applied through the scalp to the brain, inducing a seizure .

10 Myths and Facts About Shock Therapy - Health.com

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And many regard it as an outdated, barbaric treatment no longer in use. In fact ... During ECT, a person is given a seizure-inducing electrical shock that can lift ...

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) - Mayo Clinic

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Much of the stigma attached to ECT is based on early treatments in which high doses of electricity were administered without anesthesia, leading to memory loss ...

Electric Shock Causes, Symptoms, Treatment - Electric Shock ...

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Depression | How Electroconvulsive Therapy Works

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What steps are taken to prepare a person for ECT treatment? First, a doctor ... After you are asleep, an electrical shock will be applied to your head. The shock ...

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) | Mental Health America

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Prior to the actual treatment, the patient is given general anesthesia and a muscle relaxant. Electrodes are then attached to the patients scalp and an electric ...

NIMH » Brain Stimulation Therapies

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Brain stimulation therapies involve activating or touching the brain directly with electricity, magnets, or implants to treat depression and other disorders.

How Does ECT Work? - U-M Department of Psychiatry

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Electroconvulsive therapy involves applying a brief electrical pulse to the scalp while ... Another theory proposes that ECT treatments adjust the stress hormone ...

'Electric shock' depression treatment explained - Health News - NHS ...

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Mar 20, 2012 ... 'Electric shock' therapy may ease depression by changing the brain ... ECT is used by the NHS to treat severe cases of depression under ...

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