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.
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- Mayo Clinic: Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
- American Psychiatric Association: What is Electroconvulsive therapy?
- Johns Hopkins: Frequently asked questions about ECT
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