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From electroshock therapy to antidepressants

From electroshock therapy to antidepressants

a cost-benefit study

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Published by Pharma Information in Basle .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Antidepressants,
  • Depression, Mental

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMichel Brand...[et al.].
    SeriesPathomorphosis - the changing face of disease -- no. 2
    ContributionsBrand, Michael, 1958-, Brand, Michael.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC537 F7613
    The Physical Object
    Pagination35 p. :
    Number of Pages35
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20827645M

      ECT causes brain damage, and induces grand mal seizures. The anaesthetic stops the muscle spasms of the seizure but it still takes place in the brain. I read a book that talks about experiments with ECT on animals. The animals had the equivalent to that which is given to humans, then were immediately euthanised and post mortems carried out.3/5(2). ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) saved my life, after 16 years of taking every antidepressant under the sun only to find out my depression is medication-resistant. I had 5 ECT treatments and my depression is completely gone. I highly recommend ECT to anyone who is .

      Electroshock, a medical procedure that jolts a patient's brain with high-voltage electricity, fell into some disrepute during the early s. But in recent years, it has been making a comeback -. Many articles about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) begin with a statement about ECT’s stature as the most effective treatment for serious depression 1; the statement is a reminder to the reader that, yes, ECT is still used and is still a part of mainstream psychiatry.. Such a reminder is necessary because, for the most part, ECT remains in the shadows; most laypersons are surprised to find Cited by: 1.

    A comprehensive discussion of electroconvulsive therapy by a distinguished clinician-researcher, this fine work traces the technique's development from the 16th century to the present, and offers a step-by-step guide to the treatment sequence. The author describes the general medical and cerebral physiology of ECT, the treatment of high-risk patients, memory and cognitive effects of unilateral 5/5(1). SHOCK THERAPY: IT'S BACK series of ECT treatments. In her book entitled "Undercurrents," Manning wrote that months of psychotherapy and numerous antidepressants failed to arrest her.


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"This book, clearly written, concise, and assertive, should help balance the picture, educating mental health professionals and the general public alike"--Forward Magazine "Among many ECT books that cover similar content, this volume really stands by: Rael Jean Isaacs Madness in the Streets is the best book on the anti-treatment, anti-ECT, and often Scientologist crowd.

While there is some opposition to ECT from non-Scientologists, Scientologists believe “The concept that a brain-based, chemical imbalance underlies mental illness is false.”. Like antidepressants, ECT can trigger the production of important brain chemicals like serotonin, which regulates mood.

It also boosts the output of dopamine, a. antidepressant, any of a wide range of drugs used to treat psychic are given to elevate mood, counter suicidal thoughts, and increase the effectiveness of the introduction of such drugs in the late s, most patients with major depression had no recourse but hospitalization; only 45% improved after one year.

Introduction. Several evidence-based documents on the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) indicate that it is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of psychiatric disorders.

1 – 3 Although major depression refractory to antidepressant medications is the primary indication for ECT, there is also significant evidence to support its use in other psychiatric disorders such as catatonia Cited From electroshock therapy to antidepressants book 8.

Aim – To review the literature on the efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy [ECT], with a particular focus on depression, its primary target group.

Methods – PsycINFO, Medline, previous reviews and meta-analyses were searched in an attempt to identify all studies comparing ECT with simulated-ECT [SECT]. Results – These placebo controlled studies show minimal support for effectiveness Cited by: ECT fell out of favor in the s and s, but it made a resurgence in the s.

Today, it is a widely accepted treatment for serious mental disorders and is taught and practiced at hospitals. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) refers to the most effective and rapidly acting treatment that we have today for severe depression and other conditions.

ECT is an approved medical treatment that involves the use of electricity to produce a brief seizure in a person under general anesthesia (while the person receiving the treatment is asleep). ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY TODAY Irving M. Reti, M.B.B.S., is the director of the Electroconvulsive Therapy Service at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The Johns Hopkins University School of Size: KB.

A National Institute of Mental Health study conducted in and released this year found that new ECT techniques designed to better protect memory, in combination with antidepressants.

Proponents of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) claim that it is safe and effective and that the side effects are short-lived. However, a new review, published in the journal Evidence-Based Mental Health, reports on the likelihood of permanent cognitive impairment and permanent memory loss after author is Dr.

Dusan Kolar, at the Department of Psychiatry, Queen’s University, Kingston. Today, ECT is rarely used as a first-line antidepressant treatment and antidepressant resistance has become its primary indication.

1 Of persistent clinical concern, relapse during the early weeks after ECT remains common despite the increasing use of antidepressants for post-ECT continuation pharmacotherapy. 8, 9 Considering the observed delay Cited by:   Combining antidepressant drugs with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) does a better job of reducing symptoms of severe depression and causes less memory loss than using ECT alone, according to.

Sadowsky, the historian of medicine, thinks memory loss is a big reason many patients don’t want to try ECT. “The side effects of antidepressants are not pleasant, but most people regard Author: Alexia Underwood. Electroconvulsive Therapy. ECT is a procedure where an electric current is applied to the head.

Individual outcomes related to ECT are not well researched. Kellner et Author: Kristina M Sammons, Sam Abraham. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book because it says so clearly and convincingly what I have believed for a long time about the myth of biologically caused depression and about so-called antidepressant drugs and so-called electroconvulsive "therapy" (ECT).

The book, in which Mrs. Dukakis details her experience with depression and ECT, explores the history, effectiveness and downsides of this nearly year-old treatment, a.

Depression can be effectively treated with psychotherapy and medication. But it takes time to find the correct medication and dose. Still, for about. ECT Electroshock Stories Introduction Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure, done under general anesthesia, in which electric currents are passed through the brain, to trigger a seizure in the hope and belief that it will cause changes in brain chemistry that will reverse symptoms of certain psychiatric diagnoses including depression.

J — Combining antidepressant drugs with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) does a better job of reducing symptoms of severe depression.

For many people, ECT could be a life-saver. Suicide – often associated with mental illness – is the leading cause of death in men aged between 20 and 49 in the UK. But Dukakis was desperate. Rehabilitation, talk therapy and antidepressants had failed to ease her crippling depression, so inat 64, she turned to shock therapy.

Most medical schools, and even most psychiatry residency programs, didn’t include ECT in their curricula. In the hospitals that still did provide ECT, it was often used only after a long drug trial had failed. Take, for example, a young psychiatrist inwhose female patient remained suicidal after four weeks on an : Mary Cregan.