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Was ECT done while being awake in 78? What about 2000 and what about now? Generally speaking no - the ECT done in Requiem for a Dream is the older so-called "unmodified" form where anesthesia and muscle relaxants weren't used. This was largely phased out in the 1950s and 1960s and replaced by the modern form where general anesthesia and muscle relaxants are ...


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Also provided at the Medscape webpage linked by @GrahamChiu, Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been demonstrated by the American Psychiatric Association to be an effective and safe treatment for many psychiatric disorders. (Jaffe, 2001) The use of ECT still generates significant controversy, however. One review concluded that ECT is only marginally more ...


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Approximately 100,000 patients annually receive ECT in the United States. and In the United States, ECT is most commonly performed 3 times per week regardless of electrode placement. [1] More frequent regimens are not justified. [1] Treatments 2 times per week may result in less memory impairment than treatments 3 times per week. [1, 9] Compared with ...


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