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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.


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.


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  ...


Two major advantages of ECT over medication are that ECT begins to work .... by the FDA as a treatment for major depression for patients who do not respond to ...


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


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 ...


The Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Program specializes in administering ECT to those patients for whom such treatment is indicated, (such as patients with ...


Mar 20, 2012 ... Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an uncommon treatment for severe, chronic depression. It is used sparingly, partially because our ...