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ECT is a treatment used to treat depressive illnesses.
ECT is often used when patients are in real danger due to the severity of their depression, have not recovered from taking antidepressants, or who have taken a very long time to recover.
ECT is often a quick boost to aid the recovery.
members.tripod.com /helen-scott/ect1.htm   (276 words)

 ECT Information
ECT is the most effective treatment for severe mental illness and is an extremely safe treatment.
ECT is most commonly used to treat patients with severe depression who fail to respond to medications or who are unable to tolerate the side effects associated with the medications.
Bilateral ECT is indicated for severe mental illnesses including depression with psychosis, manic episodes of bipolar disorder, psychosis related to schizophrenia and catatonia.
www.med.umich.edu /depression/ected.htm   (1782 words)

 BPhoenix: Frequently Asked Questions About ECT
ECT is indicated when patients need rapid improvement because they are suicidal, self-injurious, refuse to eat or drink, cannot or will not take medication as prescribed, or present some other danger to themselves.
The amount and duration of memory problems with ECT vary with the type of ECT that is used and are less a concern with unilateral ECT (where one side of the head is stimulated electrically) than with bilateral ECT.
ECT artificially stimulates a seizure; but ECT induced seizures occur under much more controlled conditions than those that are "naturally occurring" and are safe.
www.angelfire.com /home/bphoenix1/ectfaqs.html   (780 words)

 Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
ECT probably works by altering brain chemicals (similarly to medications), including neurotransmitters like serotonin; natural pain relievers called endorphins; and catecholamines such as adrenalin.
ECT is used for severe depression and other psychiatric or neurological conditions (such as Parkinson’s disease or schizophrenia).
Sometimes ECT is used for older adults who are taking multiple medications for other illnesses and who are not able to take additional medications for depression, or for those people who can not tolerate the side effects of the medication.
www.webmd.com /hw/depression/ty1541.asp   (504 words)

 ECT: Making an Informed Choice
ECT for children should be provided with the concurrence of two consultants experienced in treating psychiatric disorders of children.
Headache is a common side effect of ECT and is observed in as many as 45% of patients during and shortly after the recovery period.
The rate of mortality attributed to ECT is estimated to be approximately the same as that associated with minor surgery.
www.namiscc.org /Recovery/2004/ECT.htm   (3354 words)

 Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT): Treating severe depression and mental illness - MayoClinic.com
ECT today is far safer than it was just a few decades ago.
ECT also carries a very small risk of death, about the same as with other procedures in which anesthesia is used.
ECT can often work faster than psychiatric medications or psychotherapy can, and it can help when other treatments have failed.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/electroconvulsive-therapy/MH00022   (1891 words)

 Electroshock Therapy Treatment - ECT and how it works
ECT is usually administered to patients in a series of treatments, ranging from six to twelve treatments over a two week period.
The first is nondominant unilateral ECT, which is the use of electrodes only to the right side of the patient’s head (as opposed to bilateral), protecting the left side of the brain, the site of language and auditory memory.
A psychiatrist may not force a patient to have ECT or decide for the patient that it is the appropriate treatment.
www.electroboy.com /electroshocktherapy.htm   (1851 words)

ECT is being used with increasing frequency on the elderly who have a hard time getting respect for anything least of all their minds.
ECT is an excellent laboratory paradigm or model for both epilepsy and amnesia.
ECT advocates say the electricity-induced seizures changes the brain’s chemistry for the better, eliminating suicidal tendencies and improving the patient’s life.
www.idiom.com /~drjohn/ect.html   (2935 words)

 Electroconvulsive Therapy Review Guidelines
A decision to use ECT as the primary therapy should be based on an evaluation of the nature and the severity of acute symptoms in conjunction with an evaluation of risks and benefits.
ECT may be the initial treatment of choice when a rapid or a higher probability of response is necessary.
Prior to ECT treatment, informed consent for ECT must be obtained from the patient (18 years and older) or if the patient is under 18 years, from the parents or the legal guardian,  except when it has been determined that the patient lacks capacity to consent.
www.omh.state.ny.us /omhweb/ect/guidelines.htm   (5440 words)

 Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
ECT is one of the fastest ways to relieve symptoms in severely depressed or suicidal patients, or patients who suffer from mania or other mental illnesses.
ECT is generally used as a last resort when severe depression is unresponsive to other forms of therapy, or when these patients pose a severe threat to themselves or others, and it is dangerous to wait until medications take effect.
A course of ECT is usually followed by psychotherapy and medicine under a psychiatrist's care.
www.webmd.com /solutions/sc/depression-fighting-back/ect   (536 words)

 Electroconvulsive therapy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ECT was introduced as a treatment for schizophrenia in the 1930s, and soon became a common treatment for neurologically based disorders affecting mood.
ECT also decreases the functioning of norepinephrine and dopamine, inhibiting auto-receptors in the locus coeruleus and substantia nigra, respectively, causing more of each to be released.
Nearly all ECT devices deliver a lower current, brief-pulse electrical stimulation, rather than the original sine wave output; with a brief pulse electrical wave, a therapeutic seizure can be induced with as little as one-third of the electrical power used by the older method, reducing the risk of confusion and memory disturbance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Electroconvulsive_therapy   (7057 words)

 Depression: Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) for depression therapy on MedicineNet.com
Electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, is a procedure in which a brief application of electric current to the brain, through the scalp, induces a seizure.
Prior to ECT treatment, a patient is put to sleep using general anesthesia and a muscle relaxant is given.
You should be educated and informed about ECT and any treatment prior to receiving it; ask for educational literature, videos, and an honest discussion with your doctor about the potential benefits and side effects.
www.medicinenet.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=55176   (529 words)

 All about ECT - Electroconvulsive Therapy
Yet "ECT has a higher success rate for severe depression than any other form of treatment." It has also been shown to be an effective form of treatment for schizophrenia accompanied by catatonia, extreme depression, mania, or other affective components.
ECT has a higher success rate or severe depression than any other form of treatment.
Because as many as 20 to 50 percent of the people who respond well to a course of ECT relapse within 6 months, a maintenance treatment of antidepressants, lithium or ECT at monthly or 6 week intervals might be advisable.
www.medhelp.org /lib/ect.htm   (1140 words)

 ECT, Electroconvulsive Shock Treatment, Brain Damage - Psychiatry's Legacy
ECT has been experiencing a resurgence within the psychiatric community, especially as a way to keep elderly folks quiet and manageable in nursing homes.
ECT is one of the worse and permanently destructive methods used by psychiatry.
ECT disrupts and confuses the electrical activity of the body and especially the brain (and associated mind).
www.sntp.net /ect/ect3.htm   (3415 words)

 Memory and ECT
METHOD: Fifty-four depressed patients randomized to receive right unilateral electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) at approximately 2.25 times their seizure threshold (ST) or at doses greater than 2.25 times ST were evaluated for verbal and figural memory as well as verbal and figural learning both pre- and post-ECT.
Although RUL ECT at 2.5 times threshold is not associated with marked or persistent cognitive disturbances, its efficacy may be insufficient in clinical practice.
However, the use of ECT is dementia patients is concerning due to possible adverse effects on memory and cognition.
www.psycom.net /depression.central.ect.memory.html   (1823 words)

 Depression: Electroconvulsive Therapy -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
It is believed that ECT works by using an electrical shock to cause a seizure (a short period of irregular brain activity).
ECT may be given during a hospital stay, or a person can go to a hospital just for the treatment and then go home.
ECT is given up to 3 times a week.
familydoctor.org /058.xml   (635 words)

ECT is basically an electric shock delivered to the brain which produces fits or seizures in the person receiving it.
Before ECT is given, doctors are required by UK law to gain consent for treatment.
The only circumstances when it can be given without the patient's consent are when immediate ECT is judged necessary to save a patient's life or to prevent serious injury or death to other people (Perhaps meant for such cases as suicidal parents, who may pose a risk to their children?).
easyweb.easynet.co.uk /simplepsych/ect.html   (1246 words)

 Schizophrenia.com, paranoid schizophrenia - Schizophrenia treatment; electroconvulsive therapy, fact and myth
ECT has a higher success rate or severe depression than any other form of
ECT is usually given 3 times a week.
In addition, it is sometimes prescribed for conditions it is not medically appropriate for.
www.schizophrenia.com /family/ect1.html   (948 words)

 Authentic Informed Consent for Electroshock
Before application, ECT subjects are typically given anesthetic, tranquilizing and muscle-paralyzing drugs to reduce fear, pain, and the risk (from violent muscle spasms) of fractured bones (particularly of the spine, a common occurrence in the earlier history of ECT before the introduction of muscle paralyzers).
The use of ECT is increasing, and seventy percent of the "treatments" are insurance-covered.
In fact ECT recipients were twice as likely to have a measurable loss of brain tissue in the front area of the brain and a tripling of the incidence of a loss of brain tissue in the back of the brain.
www.wildestcolts.com /mentalhealth/shock.html   (4687 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Electroconvulsive therapy
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is most often performed in a hospital's operating or recovery room under general anesthesia.
Typically, ECT is given three times a week for a total of 6 to 12 sessions.
ECT is a highly effective treatment for depression.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003324.htm   (406 words)

 Evangelicals and Catholics Together
We Protestants who signed ECT, took this action to advance Christian fellowship, cooperation, and mutual trust among true Christians in the North American cultural crisis and in the worldwide task of evangelism.
That statement, commonly referred to as ECT, noted a growing "convergence and cooperation" between Evangelicals and Catholics in many public tasks, and affirmed agreement in basic articles of Christian faith while also underscoring the continuing existence of important differences.
At a meeting in the fall of 1996, it was determined that further progress depended upon firm agreement on the meaning of salvation, and especially the doctrine of justification.
www.leaderu.com /ect/ectmenu.html   (461 words)

 News from ect.org - Forced electroshock
Because statistics keeping regarding ECT is nonexistent but in a few states, it's hard to know exactly how many people are being electroshocked against their wills.
Michigan law states that a person may not receive involuntary ECT if s/he has no guardian, but probate judges in the state are ignoring the law.
ECT hearings in NYC: Assemblyman Martin A. Luster (D-125th), Chair of the NYS Assembly Mental Health Committee, has announced a statewide Assembly hearing on ECT.
www.ect.org /news/forced.shtml   (932 words)

 ECT Radio > About Us ( DNN 4.0.3 )   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
ECT Radio was founded by sim racers, FOR sim racers.
Originally called ECT radio as a result of a partnership with East Coast Thunder and Pete "Outlaw" Sindone.
Now ECT Radio features several talented broadcasters that have a passion for sim racing and experience behind the mic.
www.ectradio.net /Default.aspx?tabid=75   (229 words)

 ECT International, Inc. - Home of promis-e electrical CAD software
ECT International presents the promis•e family of software for electrical control system design and documentation.
ECT now has a new option for busy people seeking training on promis•e software: live online training.
ECT has now implemented an online forum where promis•e users from around the world can post questions and share tips and other information.
www.ecti.com   (561 words)

 ECT - Adhesive & Dispensive Solutions Ireland
ECT - Adhesive and Dispensing Solutions in Ireland.
ECT is dedicated to exceeding our customer expectations by providing quality adhesive and encapsulation solutions to the high technology, high performance assembly industries, incorporating the highest levels of technical support and customer service.
The adhere concept covers our range of adhesives, encapsulants, coatings, sealants and tapes as well as the associated dispensing and curing equipment used in the manufacturing and assembly processes.
www.ect.ie   (251 words)

 ECT Radio > Home ( DNN 4.0.3 )   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
 ECT Radio wishes to welcome Alyssa Rose Thomas to the world.
Alyssa is the daughter of Matt and Amy Thomas, born on the morning of December 31, 2006.
Matt Thomas is the webmaster, server provider, and streaming services manager for ECT radio.
www.ectradio.net   (254 words)

 Electroconvulsive Therapy
Position paper on ECT by the Canadian Psychiatric Association.
A biography of Ugo Cerletti the discoverer of ECT.
Advanced training for psychiatrists regarding ECT and its administration.
www.psycom.net /depression.central.ect.html   (65 words)

 ect.org » Electroconvulsive therapy ECT information and support
Individuals with political agendas and vested interests in the ECT industry continually make these claims, hoping to divert attention from the real issues.
I have repeatedly battled attempts to shut this website down, threats of lawsuits, and hacking attempts, and my colleague and I have received more than 100 death threats combined, some suspiciously coming from the lines of rather prestigious universities.
It is my goal to continue to battle all attempts to shut down ect.org and to work towards reform in the industry, more inclusive and thorough ECT research, as well as battle the use of force against patients who do not want to have ECT.
www.ect.org   (231 words)

That weird noise in your stomach that you have when you have just had a lot of water and you can hear it swooshing around when you jump..........
Note: E.C.T. is no more - Thanks for all the love and support.
We played together as ECT since February 2004, but before this project we've played together in various other bands.
www.myspace.com /ect   (1782 words)

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