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Mental Health

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

Introduction

History

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A Bergonic chair, a device “for giving general electric treatment for psychological effect, in psycho-neurotic cases”, according to original photo description. World War I era. | Otis Historical Archives National Museum of Health and Medicine – CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6042196

Procedure

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The ECT process: Phases, clinical decisions, and patient education | Payne, N. A., & Prudic, J. (2009). Electroconvulsive therapy: Part II: a biopsychosocial perspective. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 15(5), 369–390. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.pra.0000361278.73092.85

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