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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 of ...


May 18, 2016 ... For these people, waiting for antidepressants or therapy to work might be dangerous. ... ECT does not cause any structural damage to the brain.


Apr 20, 2017 ... ECT is a highly effective treatment for severe depression and psychosis, so why does it still have a bad rap?


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.


May 11, 2010 ... By the time they are referred for ECT, many patients are desperate to get well and to do so quickly. For such patients, the predictably fast ...


Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure that sends electric currents into the brain. It is used to treat ... ECT does not work for everyone. It will not cure your  ...


Sep 28, 2016 ... Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and effective treatment for bipolar disorder. Learn how it works and why it's used.


This article reviews 3 current theories of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). One theory points to generalized seizures as essential for the therapeutic efficacy of ...


There is no guarantee that ECT will work for all people or for all kinds of mental illness. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE - an ...