Electroconvulsive Therapy Essay

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  • Electroconvulsive Therapy Essay

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    After researching electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), I have decided that if a close family member or even myself were severely depressed I would not support the use of ECT. Electroconvulsive therapy consists of an electrical shock, which is used to produce a seizure. Many people experience seizures due to some other type of illness or illnesses, and in these cases there is medicine taken in order to prevent these occurrences. In deciding my opinion on the topic of ECT I asked myself would I want to

  • The Practice Of Electroconvulsive Therapy

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    The practice of electroconvulsive therapy has been a subject around which controversy thrives for decades since its original institution. Public fears stem from all kinds of sources whether they be rational and claim base in science, based on the social context surrounding administration of the treatment, or simply based on the fact that inducing convolutions through electric shocks to the head seems like a peculiar and disturbing manner in which to treat an illness. Some ethical resistance to

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

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    Electroconvulsive Therapy has been in use since 1930. Electroconvulsive Therapy or ECT is a form of electrical stimulation of the brain that is administered to people that have severe depression or any other manic disorders. ECT is administered in three different treatments: one uses bilateral pulse stimulation, the second is a unilateral pulse stimulation, and sine wave stimulation. Even though many patients have made successful recoveries from using Electroconvulsive therapy, ECT should not be

  • Case Analysis : Electroconvulsive Therapy

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    Electroconvulsive Therapy Holly Bracken Abnormal Psychology University of Nevada Las Vegas Dr. Robert Kutner November 30, 2016 Electroconvulsive Therapy Page: 1 "You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it. -Benjamin Mee" A standard definition of ECT is given by Mayo clinic: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure, done under general

  • Literature Review On Electroconvulsive Therapy

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    Literature Review Electroconvulsive therapy ECT is a type of treatment that is used primarily to treat mental disorders such as sever depression, also its used to treat some cases which have some medical conditions contraindicated to use some drugs such as anti depressant or anti psychotic and the patients who have not responded to their treatment, and some patients need to rapid treatment response, so there are a rules for ECT guide to decrease side effects of ECT therapy, this rules include: consent

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Literature Review

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    diagnosed with major depression are generally treated with medications, psychoanalysis, or a mixture of the two. In contrast, if treatment options do not reduce depression levels among patients, then the patient could be recommended for Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) by a consultant. As well, the purpose of the literature review is to determine if ECT seems to produce changes in the brain that could potentially reverse symptoms of specific mental disorders, and if ECT is effective for those that

  • 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

  • The Use Of Electroconvulsive Therapy Is It Really Controversial

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    “Electroconvulsive Therapy is it Really Controversial” Anthony R. McMillan University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee “Electroconvulsive Therapy” History: The precursors for this therapy type were introduced long before electroconvulsive therapy even entered into the picture. In the early 16th century using medical drugs to induce seizures was thought to be appropriate to treat therapeutic conditions. This was followed with an article in the London Medical Journal in 1785 stating that

  • What´s Electroconvulsive Therapy?

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    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was first developed in 1938. It has a history of abuse, exploited as a means of punishing or controlling people in mental hospitals, consequently ECT had poor reputation with negative depictions, but since then it has drastically improved with confirmed effectiveness. Despite the improvement in techniques, the use of ECT continues to decline since the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE,2003) states that it should only be administered to severely depressed

  • Should Electroconvulsive Therapy Ever Be Used to Treat

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    SHOULD ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY EVER BE USED TO TREAT MENTAL DISORDERS? A. Thesis Statement Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment for severe mental illness in which the brain is stimulated with a strong electrical current which induces a seizure. The seizure rearranges the brain's neurochemistry and results in an elevation of mood. This essay asks: Is ECT any safer and more effective in treating mood disorders than drug therapies? This treatment has a controversial history ever since