Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive Therapy

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Credit: BROOKS & BROWN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: An apparatus used in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), a controversial psychiatric treatment that uses an electric current to induce a generalized seizure in patients suffering from severe mental disorders. ECT was first used in the 1930s and is still used in mental hospitals today.

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Keywords: asylum, ect, electric, electric currents, electric shocks, electricity, generalized seizure, healthcare, historical image, history, medical, medication, medications, medicine, mental disorder, mental disorders, mental hospital, psychiatric, psychiatric medication, psychiatric medications, psychiatric treatment, psychiatric treatments

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