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What is electroconvulsive therapy? how does it work?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Electroconvulsive Tx: Electroconvulsive Therapy uses electrical current to change brain chemistry through seizure activity to treat mood disorders.

Answered 12/1/2014

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Dr. Osman Farooq answered

Specializes in Pediatrics - Neurology

ECT: Electroconvulsive therapy is basically giving small electrical shocks to your brain. It is kind of like pushing a 'reset' button for your brain. Your doctor can tell you more about it in regards to if it will be beneficial to your condition

Answered 9/28/2016

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