electroconvulsive therapy

  1. the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma
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  • When I looked at the chart a second time, I saw that there was a lot Michael had left out of his personal history; specifically, IVDU—intravenous drug use—dating back ten years, and a major depression that had led to a psychiatric hospitalization and ECT, electroconvulsive therapy. After the Diagnosis
  • The invention provides a bit block for the electroconvulsive therapy, which is capable of protecting teeth and preventing glossoptosis.
  • Despite potential adverse effects, mainly memory loss, the use of electroshock (also called electroconvulsive therapy or ECT) is administered worldwide for a wide range of mental illnesses Psychology Wiki - Recent changes [en]
  • Doctors aren't exactly sure why the treatment, also called electroconvulsive therapy or ECT works, but ... CNN Transcript Mar 28, 2006
  • Objective To improve the compliance of psychotic patients with modified electroconvulsive therapy(MECT), enhance the curative effect and promote rehabilitation of psychotics.
  • Doctors aren't exactly sure why the treatment, also called electroconvulsive therapy or ECT, works, but -- CNN Transcript Feb 19, 2005
  • Documents reveal he used thousands of unwitting as well as voluntary subjects to test paralytic drugs, hallucinogens including LSD and electroconvulsive therapy at 30 to 40 times normal power.
  • We have these folks to thanks for lobotomies and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also known as electroshock, both of which are controversial at best. Gazette.com :
  • Hypnosis and electroconvulsive therapy were tried but had no effect, and he became heavily dependent on tranquillizers.
  • Its first medical use was to prevent fractures in electroconvulsive therapy.
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