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electroconvulsive therapy

  • n  the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma
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  • For Drug-Resistant Depression, A Choice Other Than ECT
    Currently the best alternative for treatment of depression after conventional medications or therapy have failed is electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). In this treatment, a person is anesthetized and a finely controlled electrical current is applied to the brain. While the technique is often beneficial, many choose not to take advantage of it because of the treatment’s [...]
    July 30, 2013 - Psych Central
  • Shocking: Surgical Anesthetic Appears to Treat Drug-Resistant Depression
    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has long been considered the most effective treatment of medication-resistant depression. But millions of people don't take advantage of it because of the side effects and misperception of the therapy.
    July 29, 2013 - Newswise

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