Category Archives: ECT

Worthwhile information and videos relating to ECT

ECT ECT (Electro Convulsive Therapy) is a treatment for severe episodes of major depression, mania, and some types of schizophrenia. It involves the use of a brief, controlled electrical current to produce a seizure within the brain. This seizure activity … Continue reading

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A History of Electroconvulsive Treatment in Mental Illness

Review – Shock TherapyA History of Electroconvulsive Treatment in Mental Illnessby Edward Shorter and David HealyRutgers University Press, 2012Review by Diana SoeiroNov 12th 2013 (Volume 17, Issue 46) Shock therapy: the book’s topic is a controversial one. Almost instinctively, the … Continue reading

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