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What is electroconvulsive therapy?
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Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Treats depression
Ect treats depression - about 60% of those who receive treatment are not depressed at the end of treatment.
During the procedure, patient's are put to sleep and paralyzed for about 5 minutes. During this time, an electrical signal causes a seizure which lasts from 20 sec to 2 min. Upon waking, there is some disorientation lasting up to 15 to 30min. Memory loss depends on electrode placement.

In brief: Treats depression
Ect treats depression - about 60% of those who receive treatment are not depressed at the end of treatment.
During the procedure, patient's are put to sleep and paralyzed for about 5 minutes. During this time, an electrical signal causes a seizure which lasts from 20 sec to 2 min. Upon waking, there is some disorientation lasting up to 15 to 30min. Memory loss depends on electrode placement.
Dr. James Fox
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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