LISTEN: Electroconvulsive therapy and inpatient psychiatric treatment

A person in a patient's chair gets some probes applied to their head
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) uses an electric current to treat serious mental disorders. (National Institutes of Health image)

Electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, is a procedure done under anesthesia in which small electrical currents are passed through the brain to trigger a brief seizure.

Much of the stigma involving ECT is from portrayal in movies, but when done correctly, it can cause changes in brain chemistry to reverse certain mental health conditions such as severe depression.

HOST: Dr. Justin Clark

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  • Jennifer Hazen

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