Analysis Of The Movie ' Diamond Of The Rough '

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Diamond in the Rough Since Hollywood movies have depicted electroshock therapy the public eye has had a mostly negative attitude towards it, but what if I told you that attitude is not necessarily accurate. Although electroshock therapy is seen as archaic and barbaric by most, it may surprise all that it is in modern use and very effective in comparison to other treatment options. When used under the right circumstances, ECT can have better results than many of the mainstream remedies for patients with depression, acute mania, and schizophrenia. From when it was first created ECT was seen as a miracle cure and, except for a brief moment of decline, multiple medical advances have made its capabilities expand greatly. Per Rudd, shock…show more content…
In the process of being examined by the Mayo Clinic Staffer, a person seeking this therapy must give out a complete medical history, complete a physical exam, receive a psychiatric assessment, undergo basic blood tests, run tests to check your heart health, and to be read a list of the risks from anesthesia (par. 1). These tests are just to ensure that ECT is right for you and not to put you at an unnecessary risk. WebMd writes essentially an overview on the basic procedures occurring during treatment: Prior to ECT treatment, a patient is given a muscle relaxant and is put to sleep with a general anesthesia. Electrodes are placed on the patient 's scalp and a finely controlled electric current is applied. This current causes a brief seizure in the brain. Because the muscles are relaxed, the visible effects of the seizure will usually be limited to slight movement of the hands and feet. Patients are carefully monitored during the treatment. The patient awakens minutes later, does not remember the treatment or events surrounding it, and is often confused. The confusion typically lasts for only a short period of time (par. 8-9). From this synopsis, a person can know the foundation of what happens and allow the individual to better prepare and have reasonable expectations. From modernization, electroshock therapy is

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