ECT THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and effective treatment for certain psychiatric disorders. ECT is most commonly used to treat severe depression (major depression). It is often the fastest and best treatment available for
this illness. ECT is also sometimes used to treat other psychiatric disorders, such as:

  • Mania, a condition that makes you feel very happy or angry; sleep less; have lots of energy; and behave strangely; or


  • Psychosis, a condition that can make you lose touch with reality; have false, fixed beliefs; or hear voices of people who are not there


During ECT, a small amount of electrical current is passed through the brain while the patient is under general anesthesia. This current causes a seizure that affects the entire brain, including the parts that control mood, appetite,
and sleep.

Relieving depression through electro-stimuli.

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