electroconvulsive therapy

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e·lec·tro·con·vul·sive therapy

n. Abbr. ECT
Administration of electric current to the brain through electrodes placed on the head in order to induce seizure activity, used to treat certain psychiatric disorders, especially severe depression. Also called electroshock, electroshock therapy, shock therapy.

electroconvulsive therapy

(Psychiatry) med the treatment of certain psychotic conditions by passing an electric current through the brain to induce coma or convulsions. Abbreviation: ECT Also called: electroshock therapy See also shock therapy

e•lec′tro•con•vul′sive ther′apy

(ɪˈlɛk troʊ kənˈvʌl sɪv, ɪˌlɛk-)
the application of electric current to the head in order to induce a seizure, used to treat serious mental illnesses. Abbr.: ECT Also called electroshock.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.electroconvulsive therapy - the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and comaelectroconvulsive therapy - the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma
electric healing, electrical healing, electrotherapy, galvanism - the therapeutic application of electricity to the body (as in the treatment of various forms of paralysis)
shock therapy, shock treatment - treatment of certain psychotic states by the administration of shocks that are followed by convulsions

electroconvulsive therapy

[ɪˌlektrəʊkənvʌlsɪvˈˈθerəpɪ] Nelectroterapia f
see ECT

electroconvulsive therapy

[ɪˌlɛktrəʊkənˈvʌlsɪvˈθɛrəpɪ] electroshock therapy [ɪˈlɛtrəʊˌʃɒkˈθɛrəpɪ] nelettroshockterapia

e·lec·tro·con·vul·sive ther·a·py

n. terapéutica de choque, electrochoque, tratamiento de ciertos desórdenes mentales con aplicación de corriente eléctrica al cerebro.
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Tenders are invited for acquisition of an electroconvulsive therapy equipment for the psychiatric service of the san jorge hospital in the huesca sector.
Miss Turner played the authoritarian nurse Ratched, who runs the psychiatric ward with an iron fist, keeping her patients cowed through abuse, medication and sessions of electroconvulsive therapy.
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is considered an effective treatment for psychiatric disorders, especially endogenous (major) depressive, bipolar disorders and schizophrenia.
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ECT is electroconvulsive therapy - a treatment that involves sending an electric current through the brain to trigger an epileptic seizure.
Barbara Keeley, Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Social Care, said: "The use of electroconvulsive therapy on children and young people with mental health conditions by NHS trusts is deeply concerning and warrants immediate investigation by the Government and NHS England.
Increased resting-state global functional connectivity density of default mode network in schizophrenia subjects treated with electroconvulsive therapy. Schizophr Res 2017.
They were then assessed by applying the efficacy assessment tool, 21 item Hamilton depression rating scale (HAM-D) before and after 6 sessions (3 weeks) of electroconvulsive therapy.
Smith) is a Jewish artist who wakes up in a psychiatric hospital and is unable to remember fundamental details of her identity, including members of her family and years of her life, after receiving electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT.
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