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Q: What was Electroconvulsive therapy first called?
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What risk is involved in electroconvulsive therapy?

Electroconvulsive therapy is safe and effective.

Where was electroconvulsive therapy first used?


Is electroshock therapy still used?

Electroshock therapy is now called electroconvulsive therapy. It is still in use as of 2014.

Is Electroconvulsive therapy controversial?

Electroconvulsive therapy is among the most controversial of all procedures used to treat mental illness

When was electroconvulsive therapy first used to treat psychiatric patients?

Electroconvulsive therapy was first introduced in 1938 by the duo of Italian neuropsychiatrists Ugo Cerletti and Lucio Benni. It was a widespread form of treatment throughout the 1940s and 1950s.

What has the author Max Fink written?

Max Fink has written: 'Electroconvulsive therapy' -- subject(s): Electroconvulsive therapy, Mental Disorders, Therapy

When is electroconvulsive therapy used?

When depression fails to respond to treatment or when there is a high risk of suicide, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) sometimes is used.

Can you die from electroconvulsive therapy?


What is Electroconvulsive therapy?

Electroconvulsive therapy is a medical treatment for severe mental illness in which a small, carefully controlled amount of electricity is introduced into the brain

What type of mental illness is electroconvulsive therapy used to treat?

Electroconvulsive therapy-- This type of therapy is used to treat major depression and severe mental illness that does not respond to medications.

Which medication or treatment is administered to control convulsions?

Electroconvulsive therapy

For what ailments and conditions is electroconvulsive therapy used to treat?

schizophrenia and depression

Is electroconvulsive shock therapy still used to treat severe depression?

yes it is.

Where can you get electroconvulsive therapy in MD?

I got it at St. Joseph's Hospital in Towson, Maryland.

Who developed electroconvulsive therapy?

Two Italian doctors named Cerletti and Bini

What does the medical abbreviation ECT mean?

ECT in medical terms means electroconvulsive therapy.

When is ECT used on depressed people?

ECT, or electroconvulsive therapy, usually is employed after all therapy and pharmaceutical treatment options have been explored.

What treatments could be used for depression?

Treatments for depression include use of antidepressants, electroconvulsive therapy ECT, cognitive behavior therapy, rational emotive therapy, support and understanding.

What is involved in electroconvulsive therapy?

A measured dose of electricity is introduced into the brain in order to produce a convulsion.

Treatments could be used for depression?

There are many different treatments for depression, including various forms of therapy, medication, electroconvulsive therapy, light therapy, and lifestyle changes (changes in diet, exercise, etc).

Is electroconvulsive therapy the most common treatment for bipolar disorder?

By no means. It is a last resort. Lithium, Depakote and other pharmaceutical therapy is the most common treatment by far.

What has the author N S Endler written?

N. S. Endler has written: 'Electroconvulsive therapy'

What are treatments for psychotic depression?

Treatment of psychotic depression includes besides antidepressants, anti psychotics. Electroconvulsive Therapy may be useful.

How are bipolar disorders treated?

Bipolar disorder cannot be cured, but it can be treated with medication, psychotherapy, Electroconvulsive Therapy, herbal supplements or sleep medications.

What are the risks of Electroconvulsive therapy?

The most common risks associated with ECT are disturbances in heart rhythm. Broken or dislocated bones occur very rarely

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