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Is electroconvulsive therapy effective?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
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. When done properly, it can have remarkable benefit. If done poorly, is a major problem. Refer to one flew over the cuckoo's nest!
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What is electroconvulsive therapy?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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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