Electroconvulsive therapy, or ect, is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of mental disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder when medication or other typical treatments aren't working, electroconvulsive therapy may be recommended. Introduction electroconvulsive therapy (ect) uses a small electric current to produce a generalized cerebral seizure under general anesthesia ect is used mainly to treat severe depression, but is also indicated for patients with other conditions, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, catatonia, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) ect is a procedure where controlled electric currents are passed through the brain while the person is under general anesthesia this results in a brief, controlled seizure that affects neurons and chemicals in the brain. Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) is a form of treatment for depression which involves the application of a brief electrical pulse to the scalp in order to produce a seizure generally, a series of treatments is given over a period of weeks.
1 introduction the report on electroconvulsive therapy for fiscal year 2017 is required by health and safety code, section 578008(b), which states the health and human services. Keywords: bilateral electroconvulsive therapy, depression, mania, subjective memory complaint introduction electroconvulsive therapy (ect) is an important option for the treatment of depression[ 1 . Yet many psychiatrists, and more importantly, patients, consider it to be a safe and effective treatment for severe depression and bipolar disorder few medical treatments have such disparate images. Electroconvulsive therapy is a very controversial issue much of the controversy surrounding this topic revolves around its effectiveness vs the side effects, and the recent increase in ect as a quick and easy solution, instead of long-term psychotherapy or hospitalization.
Depression treatment and management a combination of medication and psychotherapy has been associated with significantly higher rates of improvement in more severe, chronic, and complex presentations of depression. Electroconvulsive therapy (ect, in the past sometimes called electric convulsion therapy, convulsion treatment or electroplexy) is a controversial psychiatric treatment in which seizures are induced with electricity. Electroconvulsive therapy (ect): the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy (ect) for depressive illness, schizophrenia, catatonia and mania (ta59 2003) depression: the treatment and management of depression in adults (cg 90 2009. For some people with severe or hard-to-treat depression, electroconvulsive therapy (ect) is the best treatment this treatment, sometimes referred to as electroshock therapy, is often. Psychopharmacological and electroconvulsive treatment of anxiety and depression in the elderly journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing , 7(3), 199-204 12.
Electroconvulsive therapy and depression barbara baugh october 4, 2009 introduction depression depression is a mood disorder that grabs hold of a person's physical, emotional, and mental beings. Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) is a procedure used to treat certain psychiatric conditions it involves passing a carefully controlled electric current through the brain, which affects the brain's activity and aims to relieve severe depressive and psychotic symptoms. Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) is a non-medication medical treatment that addresses severe psychiatric symptoms, after trials of medications and psychotherapy have been unsuccessful or a mental health disorder is determined to be severe and acute enough to warrant this intervention. Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) is an effective alternative for people with severe depression who have not improved after treatment with antidepressants or psychotherapy ect involves the.
Chapter 13 electroconvulsive therapy in late-life depression harold a sackeim electroconvulsive therapy (ect) plays a significant role in the treatment of late. Electroconvulsive therapy, also known as ect or electroshock therapy, may be a viable treatment program for consenting adult patients with severe depression who are not responding to anti-depressant medications. Psychotherapy there is a wide number of effective therapeutic approaches utilized for the treatment of depression today these range from cognitive behavioral therapy, to behavioral therapy (eg. Introduction electroconvulsive therapy (ect) has been demonstrated to be an effective and safe treatment for many psychiatric disorders  the use of ect still generates significant controversy, however.
Objective electroconvulsive therapy (ect) is one of the most effective treatments for severe major depressive disorder (mdd) however, after acute phase treatment and initial remission, relapse rates are significant. We offer electroconvulsive therapy on both an outpatient and inpatient basis for adults 18 years and older ect is a highly effective treatment option for those suffering with severe depression, mania and catatonia. Continuation electroconvulsive therapy and maintenance electroconvulsive therapy have been studied for their efficacy in preventing relapse and recurrence of depression the purpose of this meta-analysis was to examine the efficacy of. Many articles about electroconvulsive therapy (ect) begin with a statement about ect's stature as the most effective treatment for serious depression 1 the statement is a reminder to the reader that, yes, ect is still used and is still a part of mainstream psychiatry.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) — learn about definition, risks and results of this treatment for depression this content does not have an english version this content does not have an arabic version. Electroconvulsive therapy (ect), also known as electroshock therapy, is a safe and effective medical procedure that gives your brain electrical stimulation to help with depression, manic-depressive illness and schizophrenia. Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) is a treatment that sends a brief electrical stimulation through the brain while the patient is under general anesthesia ect causes changes in brain chemistry that can substantially improve symptoms of certain mental illnesses.