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Electroconvulsive therapy

Descriptions of Electroconvulsive therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy: used for severe depression resistant to drug treatment; patients are anesthetized and given a muscle relaxant, and a brief pulse of current is passed through the brain, triggering a short seizure, 6-12 times over a 2-4 week period.
Source: Diseases Database

Electroconvulsive therapy : used for severe depression resistant to drug treatment; patients are anesthetized and given a muscle relaxant, and a brief pulse of current is passed through the brain, triggering a short seizure, 6-12 times over a 2-4 week period.
Source: CRISP

Basic Information: Electroconvulsive therapy

Count: Electroconvulsive therapy is listed as a: treatment for 20 conditions; alternative treatment for 0 conditions; preventive treatment for 0 conditions; research treatment for 0 conditions.

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List of Diseases with Electroconvulsive therapy as a Treatment

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