ECT and anti-depressants produce the same chemical changes in brain neurotransmitters. The seizure induced by ECT alters the brain in several ways.
Hear perspectives on electroconvulsive therapy as a treatment for pregnant women and the elderly.
Vagus nerve stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation and magnetic seizure therapy are lower impact ECT therapies.
In this segment viewers witness a real patient undergo ECT.
The patients featured in this film share how their lives have changed since receiving electroconvulsive therapy.
Kitty Dukakis and describes her experience with electroconvulsive therapy. Michael is astounded that his wife's depression was cured after only one treatment.
Despite its bad reputation, more and more success stories are coming to light and bringing hope to sufferers of the leading cause of disability in Americans aged 15-44.
Credits & Acknowledgements: Part 3: Electroconvulsive Therapy
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This program discusses the effects of electroconvulsive therapy on brain physiology, focusing on newer “lower impact” techniques such as vagal nerve stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and magnetic seizure therapy. A part of the series Shock. (21 minutes)
Length: 19 minutes
Copyright date: ©2007
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Part 2: Electroconvulsive Therapy
Part 1: Electroconvulsive Therapy
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