Questions tagged [electroconvulsive-therapy]

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Meaning of "episode-based analysis" in a description of a medical records-based study of suicide incidence after therapy

From "ECT Reduces Suicide Risk in Severe Depression: New Data" (MedScape) Quote: In the matched sample, ECT was associated with a significantly decreased risk for suicide within 12 months ...
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Why would ECT be done without anasthesia?

In the ending of Requiem For A Dream. The grandma gets ECT after using "Rainbow Pills" for weight loss. The most horrifiying part is. The whole procedure is done while She is awake. The original ...
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Do some psychiatrists/psychologists still treat severe depression with electric-shock-therapy (ECT)?

About 9 years ago, my cousin in California confided in me that she was still undergoing electric-shock-therapy for her severe depression. I was sure this form of treatment was on it's way out of the ...