Argumentative Essay On Electroconvulsive Therapy

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NEED FOR THE STUDY Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and efficacious treatment; there is a widespread negative view of electroconvulsive therapy in public and professional circles. Clinical experience and research have resulted in continued improvements to the efficacy and safety of electroconvulsive therapy. It is necessary to conduct research on this basis to modify the misconceptions and prejudices about the electroconvulsive therapy8 Numerous studies have addressed the issue of knowledge and attitude towards ECT not only among the patients and their relatives but also among the lay public, among adolescent patients and their parents, and also among health professionals including psychiatrists. Concerns were frequently expressed, probably because ECT was not fully understood by the patients and their families. Many studies reported that patients and their relatives had many misconceptions as well as a negative attitude towards the use of ECT. Despite evidence that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is effective and safe, and leads to…show more content…
In a descriptive systematic review of papers and reports that included 134 testimonies, approximately half the patients reported that they had received sufficient information about ECT and adverse effects. In that review, approximately one third of patients did not feel they had freely consented to ECT, even when they had signed a consent form.12 the family of the patient should be included in the discussion.13 A listing of patient requirements during the ECT course, such as taking nothing by mouth after midnight. In morning avoid to the hair oil. ECT may cause memory loss and confusion. Your confusion may go away in a short time, such as 1 hour after your treatment. You may lose your memory for 1 to 3 weeks, and some memories may be lost forever. You may also get a headache after an ECT treatment. These headaches usually only last a short

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