Current studies report a very low mortality rate of 29 deaths per 10,000 patients or, in another study, 45 deaths per 100,000 ect treatments most of this risk is due to the. Clinical experience and evidence-based research have provided support for the efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy (ect) for unipolar depressive episodes (), but the relative efficacy of ect in treatment-resistant bipolar depression remains understudied. When medication fails to ease the symptoms of clinical depression, there are other options to try brain stimulation techniques such as electroconvulsive therapy (ect), for example, can be used to treat major depression that hasn't responded to standard treatments. Not sure how to treat severe depression the mental health team at seton in austin explain how and when electroconvulsive therapy can help. Electroconvulsive therapy how electroconvulsive therapy works for depression you can also continue the discussion on time healthland. Ect is most commonly used to treat severe depression patient level information — uptodate offers two types of electroconvulsive therapy for depression.
What is electroconvulsive therapy (etc) learn about this controversial type of electroshock therapy and depression treatment from the cleveland clinic. Electroconvulsive therapy is one among the many of treatments for depression and is considered to be an effective and safe method for treating severe depression and depression which is resistant to medications. This is not a forum for general discussion of the sources of information about electroconvulsive therapy use of mst and ect in treating depression. Introduction electroconvulsive therapy (ect) has been demonstrated to be an effective and safe treatment for many psychiatric disorders the use of ect still generates significant controversy, however. Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) can be a safe and effective treatment for depression and other conditions that have not responded to alternative therapies.
Electroconvulsive therapy depression characterized by decreased appe- pines and electroconvulsive therapy (ect) are effective for treating patients with deliri. Looking for online definition of electroconvulsive therapy in the discussion about electroconvulsive therapy therapy for treating severe depression that. Electroconvulsive therapy discussion ectorg zapraporg welcome to the zapraporg forums for electroconvulsive therapy (ect) discussion forum index. Patient discussion about electroconvulsive therapy in the medical my sister is about to have electroconvulsive therapy for treating her severe depression.
The apa endorses ect when it is administered by properly qualified psychiatrists for appropriately selected patients in accordance with the guidelines of the apa's task force on electroconvulsive therapy 38 most practice guidelines for depression recommend ect only for difficult-to-treat depression, often as a fifth, sixth, or seventh step after. Not yet see my last post your treatment plan isn't working many problems can look like depression i think you need a new treatment plan before you go there you seem desperate be calm and start over tell your doctor treatment isn't working and seek the best specialists for hormone therapy hormones being off can make you feel crazy i.
Learn when a psychiatrist might suggest electroconvulsive therapy join a discussion group today vns can be used to treat depression. Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) refers to the most effective and rapidly acting treatment that we have today for severe depression and other conditions. Electroconvulsive therapy, or ect, is often used effectively for depression that is hard to treat webmd explains how it works and its side effects and risks. In this first report of electroconvulsive therapy (ect) for the simultaneous treatment of seizures and depressive episodes, the authors discuss the use of ect in the treatment of complex-partial seizures and major depression in a geriatric patient who refused antidepressant and antiepileptic medication.
When treatments such as medication and therapy aren’t able to relieve the symptoms of depression or another mental health condition, there are other options available a psychiatrist might suggest electroconvulsive therapy (ect) or other forms of brain stimulation brain stimulation therapies. Electroconvulsive therapy might sound scary if you've only seen it on tv but it's actually a great tool for fighting depression here's why. I got brain damage from electroconvulsive therapy i got brain damage from electroconvulsive but emotionally draining and my depression is.
What was it like i am considering this treatment as a last resort depression is a real and debilitating condition that is often electroconvulsive therapy. The doctors welcome psychiatrist dr domenick sportelli to discuss electroconvulsive therapy (ect), where small electric currents are passed through the brain casuing a small seizure, which can potentially treat mental health issues like depression. Combining antidepressant drugs with electroconvulsive therapy antidepressants aid electroconvulsive therapy in superior to treating depression with. It is most often used to treat severe depression and depression with psychosis that has not responded to medications in some cases of treatment resistant bipolar disorder, ect may be considered as a treatment option once called electroshock therapy, ect still has many negative associations when it was first used in the 1940s, it was very.