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Electroconvulsive Therapy - Historical Origins, Indications, Risks, Procedures

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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) involves the use of a brief electrical current to produce a seizure in the brain. Many studies have shown ECT to be an effective treatment for severe psychiatric disorders, particularly major depressive disorders. ECT is believed to work by regulating neurotransmitter systems in the brain, the same way other somatic (physical) psychiatric treatments (including medications) work.

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