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Electroconvulsive therapy involves applying a brief electrical pulse to the scalp while ... Patients who do not respond to right unilateral treatments may require a ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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


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 ...


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