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Electroconvulsive therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy

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WILL MCINTYRE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY. WILL MCINTYRE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption

Patient being prepared for electroconvulsive treatment (ECT). The treatment entails passing a current through the brain causing a convulsion in the patient. It is used to treat severe cases of depression & occasionally for schizophrenia & mania. It is not known how it works & its effectiveness as a treatment is debated.

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