electroconvulsive therapy

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Synonyms for electroconvulsive therapy

the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma

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A serious side effect of electroconvulsive shock therapy is permanent partial loss of memory.
In the electroconvulsive shock test, EHT 0202 significantly increased the current threshold for inducing tonic convulsions and in the psychomotor seizure (6 Hz) model in the mouse, EHT 0202 significantly decreased the forelimb seizure score.
Using Medicaid reimbursement claims filed in New Jersey from July 1980 to December 1983, the team identified 4,302 people who had at least one sign of serious depression, such as the use of antidepressant drugs or electroconvulsive shock therapy.
Once diagnosed, 80 percent of clinically depressed individuals, including older persons, can be successfully treated by medication, psychotherapy, electroconvulsive shock therapy or any combination of the three.