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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Current electroconvulsive therapy practice and research in the geriatric population.
Different regimens of intravenous sedatives or hypnotics for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in adult patients with depression.
Keywords: Electroconvulsive therapy, mood disorders, relapse, remission, major depression
sup][1] Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been recommended as an effective therapy for TRD by many national treatment guidelines.
The use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to provoke a generalised epileptic seizure was first described in 1938 and was performed without anaesthesia for almost 30 years.
At the time, she was suffering with depression, and after being treated with electroconvulsive therapy that severely affected her memory, she was left with no recollections of her child.
Then there's Martin Ling, formerly the manager at Leyton Orient and Torquay, who was so badly affected by depression that he underwent a course of electroconvulsive therapy.
However, his manic symptoms persisted so, after discussion among treatment staff, it was decided to start a course of modified electroconvulsive therapy (MECT) because, based on the report of the patient and family member, he had been successfully treated with MECT at a local hospital 6 years previously.
Q My friend's daughter is undergoing electroconvulsive therapy for her severe depression.
FIGURES yesterday revealed 42 mental health patients were given electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) without their consent last year.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an effective treatment for a variety of psychiatric disorders (Mankad, Beyer, Weiner, & Krystal, 2010).
In rare cases where drugs treatment remains ineffective a trial of electroconvulsive therapy is being given.
Here, she joins Piers Morgan to look back on her own turbulent personal life, including her four marriages, the nervous breakdown which left her on the brink of suicide, and her experiences of electroconvulsive therapy.
She reveals how a nervous breakdown led her to the brink of suicide and tells how she was treated with electroconvulsive therapy.