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Electroconvulsive therapy

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Resetting brain: Ect is a controlled therapy in which electrical shocks are introduced into both temples to "reset' the brain. A brief seizure is induced to reset the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
In severe cases: Electroshock therapy is considered as a last ditch treatment for severe depression. It is still available in special centers, but is highly regulated ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 years experience in Psychiatry
Several risks: Anesthesia carries a risk including allergy and cardiac arrest but no more so than any other procedure. Ect risks include headache, short term disori ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
23 years experience in Neurology
Yes: Can be very effective for depression, but it is of course a fairly drastic measure with adverse effects.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Cognitive Behavioral: Therapy is effective for the treatment of a number of mental health issues.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
There is a lot of: research available on cognitive behavioral therapy and its effectiveness. The symptoms you have can help determine the appropriate type of therapy fo ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes: Dialectical behavior therapy (dbt), is a type of psychotherapy aimed primarily at borderline personality disorder (bpd). Dbt is a cognitive behavioral ... Read More
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Dr. Brock Ridenour
35 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: Pdt for actinic keratoses (skin) is a proven treatment and results in significant reduction of both clinically apparent and as yet undetected precance ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes, in some cases: According to mental health america, today, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is administered to about 100, 000 people a year. It has been shown in many ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Schneider
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Ect has been used for many year to treat severe depression. Fortunately, there are now many medication options to treat major depression, however, so ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Talk therapy: A type of psychiatric or psychological therapy that involves a patient discussing their issues with the therapist and analyzing their actions and moti ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Missid Ghanem
24 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes...: Mindfulness based ct is an approved approach to treating depression; if depression is resistant or severe, medication may be a helpful complement to t ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes, but...: It is usually reserved for cases that are refractory to initial standard therapies. For example, when ssris and other medications with psychotherapy d ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
28 years experience in Psychiatry
Rx for depression...: ...And anxiety. Very broadly speaking, it is group of psychotherapies that does not care whether or not, or how a person's psychological problems are ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience in Dermatology
Photodynamic therapy: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) involves activation of a photosensitizer by visible light in the presence of oxygen to produce reactive oxygen radicals wh ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlene Gerson
28 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Clarify ? Please: Dbt has helped many people who are battling with serious mental health conditions. Please tell us a bit more about what kind of information you are ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Cognitive behavioral: Therapy is a form of talk therapy. Sessions are similar to all psychotherapy. The 1st session will be an evaluation of the presenting problem and hist ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Good approach: Dialectical behavior therapy (dbt), is a type of psychotherapy aimed primarily at borderline personality disorder (bpd). Dbt is a cognitive behaviora ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
ECT: When medications not enough to stabilize, it can be very effective.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 years experience in Psychiatry
Depression + more: Ect is the most potent treatment for both bipolar and major depression. Persons with bipolar depression respond more rapidly, requiring about 1/2 as ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
25 years experience in Clinical Psychology
One Part of Solution: CBT can be a very effective approach to modifying responses to thoughts that undermine mood stability, perceptions of others, and our behavioral respo ... Read More

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