Definition of Electroconvulsive therapy

1. Noun. The administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma.




Definition of Electroconvulsive therapy

1. Noun. A biomedical therapy for severely depressed patients in which a brief electric current is sent through the brain of an anesthetized patient, abbreviated ECT. ¹

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Medical Definition of Electroconvulsive therapy

1. Electrically induced convulsions primarily used in the treatment of severe affective disorders and schizophrenia. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Electroconvulsive therapy

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1. Statistical Assessment Of National Significant Industrial User Noncompliance (1993)
"electroconvulsive therapy Because of its proven efficacy in severely ... electroconvulsive therapy is appropriate for patients with severe and/or psychotic ..."

2. Depression in Primary Care: Vol. 2. Treatment of Major Depression: Clinical by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"electroconvulsive therapy Because of its proven efficacy in severely ... electroconvulsive therapy is appropriate for patients with severe and/or psychotic ..."

3. Value of Psychiatric Treatment: Its Efficacy in Severe Mental Disorders edited by Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"electroconvulsive therapy, Second Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, ... Abrams, R. Prediction of response to electroconvulsive therapy. ..."

4. Treatment of Depression edited by Cynthia D. Mulrow (2000)
"Who responds to electroconvulsive therapy? A comparison of effective and ineffective forms of treatment. Br J Psychiatry 1996;169(3):322-8. 26. ..."

5. Mental Health Services and Vulnerable Populations edited by Linda F. Wolf (1998)
"... by Type of Procedure Description Psychotherapy Diagnosis and Evaluation Medical Management electroconvulsive therapy All Other CPT-4/HCPCS Codes ..."

6. From Privileges to Rights: People Labeled with Psychiatric Disabilities by Rae E. Unzicker, Kate P. Wolters, Debra J. Robinson (2001)
"Other attendees testified about the devastating effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Sharon Frieler, a person with a ..."

7. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the Second Nimh Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"... Stony Brook, NY 11794-8101 Therapeutic benefits of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) require a generalized seizure of at least 20 seconds. ..."

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