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STGEC ~ SIA08: ElectroConvulsive Therapy (2008)

San Antonio/June, 2008 - Summer Institute in Aging: Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Department of Medicine - Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Chief, VA NeuroPsychiatry Program, South Texas Veterans Healthcare System Neuro-Psychiatrist Raymond A. Faber, MD on "ElectroConvulsive Therapy (ECT) AKA 'Shock Therapy'" | Continuing Education enduring materials courtesy of the South Texas Geriatric Education Center (STGEC) at the St. George Catholic Church and Maronite Center in NW San Antonio, TX, USA.

Of Note: ElectroConvulsive Therapy (ECT), formerly known as ElectroShock Therapy, and often referred to as shock treatment, is a psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in patients to provide relief from mental disorders. The ECT procedure was first conducted in 1938 and is the only currently used form of shock therapy in psychiatry. ECT is often used with informed consent as a last line of intervention for major depressive disorder, mania, and catatonia. ECT machines have been placed in the Class III category (high risk) by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 1976.
A round of ECT is effective for about 50% of people with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder, whether it is unipolar or bipolar. Follow-up treatment is still poorly studied, but about half of people who respond relapse within 12 months. Aside from effects in the brain, the general physical risks of ECT are similar to those of brief general anesthesia. Immediately following treatment, the most common adverse effects are confusion and memory loss. ECT is considered one of the least harmful treatment options available for severely depressed pregnant women.
A usual course of ECT involves multiple administrations, typically given two or three times per week until the patient is no longer suffering symptoms. ECT is administered under anesthetic with a muscle relaxant. {Source: WikiPedia}

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