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Can electric shock therapy kill someone?

Can electric shock therapy kill someone?

ECT: Electroconvulsive Therapy is actually very safe. It is very different now as compared to it's early days. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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Hello like to know what is electric shock therapy?

Hello like to know what is electric shock therapy?

Depression: For severe and refractory depression ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) can be an effective treatment. Basically, after being given an anesthetic, electric current is given which causes a brief seizure. This sounds barbaric, but in fact it often reboots the brain relieving major depression. ...Read more

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How does electric shock therapy treat depression?

How does electric shock therapy treat depression?

Revitalizing chemica: ECT is the most effective treatment for depression that we have butr people are skeemish about elevtricity. its not like inthe movies- with modern computerized machines its like a dental procedure. it revitalizes neurotransmitter chemicals in the brain ...Read more

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If your gynecologist says you need to have electric shock therapy on your vagina how do they do that?

If your gynecologist says you need to have electric shock therapy on your vagina how do they do that?

Electric shock?: I assume they are talking about helping to strengthen the pelvic muscles to help retain the vaginal tone. The electrical pulses cause the muscles to contract--keegle exercises. Check out www.Intonemedical.Com. ...Read more

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Do you know of any top notch electric shock therapy for paranoid psychsophrenia near oklahoma city and the acting doctor?

Do you know of any top notch electric shock therapy for paranoid psychsophrenia near oklahoma city and the acting doctor?

No: Has a psychiatrist prescribed electroconvulsive therapy ( ect). Ect is not usually recommended for paranoud schizophrenia. It can be presribed for severe depression. It may have been recommended if you also have severe depression. Make sure you see a psychiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What's the lasting side effects of having electric shock treatment

What's  the  lasting side effects of  having electric shock treatment

They vary - : Some do have memory loss, some other problems. Some have no lasting effects. Ask your doctor for as much info as they can provide. If you've tried everything, this might be the next step. But it is up to you. A hospital in boston (mclean) has a great reputation. Take a visit to see. ...Read more

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Electric shock feeling at heart often for last 2 years. No other symptoms - ECG and tmt are normal. Am anxious, please clarify any treatment or test?

Electric shock feeling at heart often for last 2 years. No other symptoms - ECG and tmt are normal. Am anxious, please clarify any treatment or test?

Undue Worry...: As a general rule doctors treat symptoms and do not treat test results. Regardless of what the symtpoms are, if overall comfortable with no chest pain or shortness, yes you are more anxious than anything. Ativan (lorazepam) helps... ...Read more

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I touched a light switch with a wet hand, had a slight electric shock, didn't hurt but was surprising.Hand tingles a bit but thats all, serious?

I touched a light switch with a wet hand, had a slight electric shock, didn't hurt but was surprising.Hand tingles a bit but thats all, serious?

Not from what you : Describe but i wouldnt repeat it again! sometimes its better to be lucky. Id get that light switch looked at by an electrician and put some electrical tape over the switch ( with dry hands and gloves) so no one has that happen. If the tingling stops ok, if it persists get evaluated as the shock may be the precipitant that highlights the issue rather than the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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"chest wall inflammation" from electric shock that went thru heart 2 weeks ago. But sharper chest pains now, and little bit harder to breath now--why?

"chest wall inflammation" from electric shock that went thru heart 2 weeks ago. But sharper chest pains now, and little bit harder to breath now--why?

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, heart injury, or blood clots. ...Read more

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Could there be a doctor in the house that knows anything about treatment for brown recluse spider bites?

Could there be a doctor in the house that knows anything about treatment for brown recluse spider bites?

Several treatments: Recluse bite treatment ranges from essentially local care with cleaning and topical antibiotic ointment to taking oral antibiotics to requiring surgical treatment, hyperbaric oxygen treatment and other more aggressive treatments. There are degrees of envenomation and local tissue response. If you are concerned or if in a critical location (face, genitals, around eye, etc) see md immediately. ...Read more

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Every so often I keep getting a weird electric shock/rush sensation through my chest which sometimes goes in to my hands. It isn't painful.

Every so often I keep getting a weird electric shock/rush sensation through my chest which sometimes goes in to my hands.  It isn't painful.

Need evaluation: To help decide this problem, your physician will need to clarify whether this is muscular, paresthesias or neurological. This can be clarified to help develop your best therapy by your physician. ...Read more

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Sometimes i got electric shock from any thing connect to electricity while others don't i even got it from water if I have an injury in my finger :d?

Sometimes i got electric shock from any thing connect to electricity  while others don't i even got it from water if I have an injury in my finger :d?

You're electrifying: This maybe related to your electric personality, but more likely related to your shoes. You are generating a lot of static electricity which results from rubbing differing surfaces. Try wearing sneakers with rubber soles. ...Read more

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What are the effects of electric shock to the back of the head?

What are the effects of electric shock to the back of the head?

Electric shock: The effects of an electrical shock depends upon the amount of current and how long of a contact was made. Mostly, small shocks cause some local tissue swelling and pain. Unlikely to affect your brain as the way electricity runs is through the low resistance parts of the body. Might get some neck pain, some neuralgias of the scalp. Again, effects depend upon the amount of current really. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has suddenly started jolting in his sleep every few minutes. Almost like he is having an electric shock it hasn't happened before?

My boyfriend has suddenly started jolting in his sleep every few minutes. Almost like he is having an electric shock it hasn't happened before?

Keep an eye on it: How long is this going on? What else happens during this episode and what happens after the episode? Is he otherwise doing well? This may be a parasomnia like RLS, however, you need to entertain the idea of a seizure disorder. If this persists, see his doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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What exactly does electric shock do to your muscles?

Muscles: Shocks: At low energy levels, electric shocks stimulate the individual muscle cells to twitch singly. At medium energy levels, the muscle cells contract as a group within a muscle bundle. At high energy levels, the whole muscle group will contract. Excessive energy will damage the muscle and release proteins that can cause kidney failure. ...Read more

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What could cause electric shock feeling in the head?

Neuritis: You could have what is commonly called "a pinched nerve" in your neck. I assume that you do not have any other complaints like dizziness, visual problem, tremor or severe headache. It would be wise to make an appointment with a neurologist and let him/her check you out. ...Read more