Electroconvulsive therapy

What is Electroconvulsive therapy?

electroconvulsive theraphyis a standard psychiactric treatment in which seziure are electrically induced in patient.

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My son suffered a major depression 2 years ago and has been under mental health care. He has been slowly rehabilitated and is undertaking studies...

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Hi XXXXXXX,
I can understand your worries, and the kind of scenario you are describing- aloofness, lack of selfcare, not concerned about etiquettes...

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It has been said that antidepressants are also the mainstay of inpatient treatment and, when considered together with electroconvulsive therapy...

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In cases of severe depression ECT is helpful (for speedy recovery, in short term)....

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Is electroconvulsive therapy a problem for an elderly man - 76, apoe 3/4 - who has mild short-term memory loss? Lifelong major depression,...

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Indications of electroconvulsive therapy in Major depression is active suicidality, illness that is resistant to...

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