Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment for certain mental illnesses. During this therapy a precise, timed electrical current is passed through a patient’s brain in order to induce a seizure. The procedure is most often used to treat patients who do not respond to medication or talk therapy. ECT has also been called...
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), formerly known as electroshock therapy and
often referred to as shock treatment, is a psychiatric treatment in which seizures ...
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure, done under general anesthesia,
in which small electric currents are passed through the brain, intentionally ...
For serious depression that does not respond to traditional medications, there are
other therapies that may help. WebMD explains electroconvulsive therapy, ...
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure in which a brief application of
electric stimulus is used to produce a generalized seizure. It is not known how or
Electroconvulsive therapy is often used effectively for depression that is hard to
treat. WebMD discusses how it works and explains the side effects and risks.
Electroconvulsive therapy is the most researched stimulation therapy and has the
longest history of use. Other stimulation therapies discussed here — vagus ...
Learn when a psychiatrist might suggest electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or other
forms of brain stimulation.
Electroshock therapy is used for treatment of depression and manic depression.
Electroshock therapy is usually administered to patients in a series of six to ...