A 37-year-old member asked:
What are the benefits of electroconvulsive therapy?
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Dr. Lawrence Smithanswered
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Symptom relief: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has improved significantly since its initial development in 1938. It is considered safe and effective, according the the national institute of mental health. The procedure is not painful and patients do not feel any discomfort. The benefits: likely remission of severe depression or other symptoms, and reduced relapse with follow-up treatments.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
What is electroconvulsive therapy?
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Dr. Ankush Bansalanswered
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
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 brain. The hope is that the neurotransmitters in the brain will be released in the right ratios to "fix" depression.
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Last updated Sep 8, 2016
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