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Is electroconvulsive therapy used today in many psychiatric hospitals?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Most, if not all, psychiatric hospitals use ect.
It is an effective method for some disorders, primarily depression, that has failed medical therapy. It is done in a controlled setting with the psychiatrist and an anesthesiologist.

In brief: Yes

Most, if not all, psychiatric hospitals use ect.
It is an effective method for some disorders, primarily depression, that has failed medical therapy. It is done in a controlled setting with the psychiatrist and an anesthesiologist.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry

In brief: Yes

You will typically find access to ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) at major academic institutions in your state.
Since ECT requires an anesthesiologist, most ECT is done at behavioral units connected closely with a hospital.

In brief: Yes

You will typically find access to ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) at major academic institutions in your state.
Since ECT requires an anesthesiologist, most ECT is done at behavioral units connected closely with a hospital.
Dr. James Fox
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