ECT appears to work in the short term via an anticonvulsant effect mostly in the ....
"There are a number of well-designed studies that show ECT does not cause ...
The specific reason for the positive action of ECT is unknown, but this treatment
appears to have many effects. There are multiple theories to explain why ECT is ...
For these people, waiting for antidepressants or therapy to work might be
dangerous. However, the ... ECT does not cause any structural damage to the
Mar 21, 2012 ... Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has always seemed like a barbaric treatment. ...
This work has done just that,” says Aimee Hunter, assistant professor of
psychiatry at ... The new study does have some negative implications.
Q How does ECT work? No-one is certain how ECT works. We do know that it
can change patterns of blood flow through the brain and change the metabolism
Mar 20, 2012 ... Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an uncommon treatment for severe, chronic
depression. It is used sparingly, partially because our ...
How does it work? Before ECT is administered, a person is sedated with general
anesthesia and given a medication called a muscle relaxant to prevent ...
How does ECT work? It is believed that the seizure in the brain caused by ECT
influences many chemicals in the brain. These chemicals, called ...
Jan 23, 2012 ... How does ECT work? The “active ingredient” of ECT is the seizure. There are
many theories about how seizures works in depression. Seizures ...