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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Coverage includes psychiatric disorders, drugs for ADHD, antidepressants, electroconvulsive treatment, antipsychotics, agents for treating extrapyramidal side effects, sedatives, mood stabilizers, and drugs abused.
She said that given that electroconvulsive treatment is highly invasive compared to alternative treatments and leaves long-lasting memory deficits as a negative side effect, the hospital should have exercised maximum restraint.
A successful electroconvulsive treatment of neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
An open-label trial of 21 patients who had failed multiple medical and electroconvulsive treatments found that the electrical implants improved depression scores in up to 62% of patients, reported Dr.