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 randomized, controlled trial with 6-month follow up of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and electroconvulsive therapy for severe depression.
2006) Electroconvulsive therapy in New Zealand: terrifying or electrifying?
Studies have shown that learning, exercise, electroconvulsive therapy and some antidepressants can increase neurogenesis.
SHOCKAHOLIC provides a funny survey of her life and comes from an actress, screenwriter and novelist who offers details about her life - including her bi-polar disorder, a condition for which she recently underwent electroconvulsive therapy with much success.
Treatment interventions depend on the patient's mental state, and can range from electroconvulsive therapy and the use of psychotropic medications to straightforward self-management.
An FDA advisory panel split on whether to recommend that electroconvulsive therapy devices be switched to a less stringent regulatory category when used to treat severe major depressive disorder.
One of the subjects reported having suffered chronic and disabling depression for years, to such an extent that she had been hospitalized three times and eventually resorted to Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT).
The first section provides background the history of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), indications for its use, and patient referral and evaluation.
Over the next ten years, he underwent psychiatric treatment which included psychotropic medication and electroconvulsive therapy.
It can be treated using drugs, psychological therapy and in severe conditions using Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
Contrary to what you might have thought, electroconvulsive therapy - shock therapy - has never gone away.
Any alcoholic or drug addict knows we fool the world," she said during a recent visit to Northridge Hospital Medical Center to discuss her latest book, "Shock," in which she details the electroconvulsive therapy she says saved her life.
Currently, there are no widely accepted treatment options for patients with this condition once multiple medications, psychotherapy and electroconvulsive therapy have failed.
A separate study in 2006 that used bi-spectral index sensors to guide dosing of methohexital for electroconvulsive therapy suggested that depressed patients may be more sensitive to anesthetics (Eur.