Electroconvulsive therapy, Biology


1)  ConceptlMeaning of  Electroconvulsive Therapy  (ECT) Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is a painless form of  electric therapy. It is called as physical  therapylsomatic therapy. Patient is anaesthetized or sometimes without anaesthesis electric current is applied for a fraction of  a second with  the help of  electrodes placed on  the  temporal region. Due  to this convulsion or seizure (like Grand Mal Epilepsy) are produced CUI  rent 

2)  Purpose of  ECT 

  • when drugs are not available or not proving  to be very effective for the patient. 
  • for  the quick  recovery of  the patient. 
  • when patient needs  to get back  to work quickly. 

3)  Indications of  ECT 

Treatment of ECT depends upon condition of  patient, availability or non- availability of  drugs. However, some of  the common condition in which ECT treatment is given are: 

  • Major depression. 
  • Involutional Melancholia.
  •  Post-partum  psychosis. 
  • Catatonic Schizophrenia. 
  • Suicidal  thoughts and suicidal attempts. 
  • Manic patient who is exhausted.  


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