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Electric shock therapy benefits sever sufferers of mental illness

ECT is still used as an electric shock therapy for severe mental illnesses such as major depression. The shock causes a seizure which helps improve the condition. A recent study in the British Journal of Psychiatry has confirmed the benefits of this treatment.

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About: Electric shock therapy benefits sever sufferers of mental illness

Date: 21 December 2004

Source: News Target Network

URL: http://www.newstarget.com/002939.html

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