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    builds on historical treatment methods like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), which though exceptionally effective in the short term, often sees a return of depressive symptoms. Compounding the problem with ECT was the increased tolerance some patients showed, thus requiring higher and higher voltage dosages to achieve the same results, not unlike drug tolerance, and side-effects like generalized mental confusion in the immediate aftermath of the therapy. As Ren et al. (21014) describe in electromagnetic

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    Life Back Overlooked Electroconvulsive therapy (also called ECT) is a form of therapy invented in the 1930’s which uses electrodes to shock and trigger a seizure in a patient to help with rebalancing the chemicals in the brain's system. The patient is first placed under a general anesthesia and given muscle relaxants so that they are asleep during the procedure and it won’t cause them pain. Two electrodes attached to the patient's scalp and which when stimulated will create a seizure. The seizure

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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

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    Electroconvulsive Therapy Poster Introduction: Electroconvulsive therapy or also known as ECT are electric current or shocks firing in the human brain to cause a small seizure. The seizure can affect or change the brain activity into a positive way; it can reduce the symptoms of the illness the patient might be experiencing. ECT is usually used as a last resort of treatment for most people, because there’s a risk the treatment might not work or it causes severe side effects. For this reason, the

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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

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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

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    process of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and the side effects that come with the therapy. Electroconvulsive therapy is used to help people with certain mental illnesses such as severe depression, mania, catatonia, and schizophrenia. This therapy is the process of which electric currents pass through the brain intentionally causing a quick seizure. This seizure causes changes to happen within the brain that can quickly reverse symptoms of some mental disorders. Electroconvulsive therapy has a very

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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

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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

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    struggling with depression. Thoughts of suicide and loneliness plague her day in and day out and she cannot seem to overcome that which seems to curse her waking days. In an attempt to be freed of this, she decides to try something known as Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). Her family is horrified, knowing the dangers that often come with this procedure and warn against it, but she goes through with it anyway. “ ‘The image they all had was of someone being forcibly strapped into an electric chair,’ Gabrielle

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