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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?

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

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Why does shock treatment cause seizures and whhat r the side effects this is for depression?

Memory loss: I have treated severely depressed/suicidal patients who agreed to shock treatments after failing numerous meds. (by qualified md) by far their greatest complaint has been memory loss. The loss generally relates to a brief period of time around the treatment, but in cases of a longer series of treatments, the memory loss was more extensive. However, in my opinion, the treatments saved lives. ...Read more

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After stationery bike, r hip-femur joint pain. Now when standing n turn body backwards to r, electric shock feel at joint. Any treatment needed?

After stationery bike, r hip-femur joint pain. Now when standing n turn body backwards to r, electric shock feel at joint. Any treatment needed?

See MD: Yea, looks like you need to head in to a qualified orthopedic surgeon. There are a number of conditions that might be at play here. ...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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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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Why every 5 to 10 minutes I feel like there's an electric shock going all through me?

Why every 5 to 10 minutes I feel like there's an electric shock going all through me?

You may have: an allergic reaction or hypersensitivity reaction that is starting to take hold of your immune system. You may get other symptoms including local swelling, pain, wheezing, redness or inflammation, and discomfort in breathing. These symptoms accompany an allergic reaction. I personally get these symptoms when I have a reaction so I can empathize. Pay close attention and see if you need a doctor ...Read more

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Why are you knocked unconscious during an electric shock?

Heart or Brain hurt: Electricity may knock you out by stopping the heart or making your blood pressure so low you faint. If the electricity goes through the brain, it can directly cause unconsciousness by disrupting normal activity of the nerves. ...Read more

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I feel tingling/ electric shock feeling in my thighs?

I feel tingling/ electric shock feeling in my thighs?

Usually a nerve: Tingling or shocking sensations are usually due to a nerve compression. Determining location and body position can help you doctor determine the most likely nerve. Sometimes medical treatment is necessary, but often the solution is stretching, strengthening, and weight loss. For example. Tingling in the front is often caused by "meralgia paresthetica" which occurs when a person is sitting. ...Read more

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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