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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

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Is electric shock tharpy safe. How do you know if you should have it for depression?

Is electric shock tharpy   safe.  How do you know if you should have it for depression?

Tx resistant depress: If you have treatment resistant depression, or profound depression, ECT remains an option.For safety issues please see link below: www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3060209 the United States government is taking a closer look at electroshock treatment, ... Months after that to respond to any new requirements for safety and effectiveness ... ...Read more

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I am a 64 yr old female. I am manic depressive. What would electric shock do for me. A?

ECT: Ect is sometimes used for individuals who have treatment-resistent depression or who for one reason or another cannot take traditional medications. It is thought to essentially "reset the circuits" and can be very effective for some people. It is essentially painless, and the number of treatments is dependant on the symptoms and severity. ...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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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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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

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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

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & 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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