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Friday, Feb 1, 2019
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure, done under general anesthesia, in which small electric currents are passed through the brain, intentionally triggering a brief seizure.
ECT is used to treat Severe depression, Treatment-resistant depression,Severe mania, Catatonia, and Agitation and aggression in people with dementia.
where am I?..
Risks of the surgery may include confusion, physical pain, memory loss and even complications from surgery that may lead to serious heart problems ( heart rate and blood pressure increase)
I feel sick...
What happens during ECT?
When your muscles are relaxed, the doctor presses a button on the ECT machine.
"This causes a small amount of electric current to pass through the electrodes to your brain, producing a seizure that usually lasts less than 60 seconds."