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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Coronation Street star Beverley Callard has revealed she underwent controversial electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) in her bid to beat clinical depression.
During the study, researchers administered DBS treatment in ten patients with severe long-term depression who had not responded to multiple other antidepressant treatments, including psychotherapy, drug treatments and electroconvulsive treatment.
11) Eagleton had been treated for depression, hospitalized, and received electroconvulsive treatment (ECT).
Coverage includes psychiatric disorders, drugs for ADHD, antidepressants, electroconvulsive treatment, antipsychotics, agents for treating extrapyramidal side effects, sedatives, mood stabilizers, and drugs abused.