Segments in this Video

The Mystery of How & Why (01:40)


ECT and anti-depressants produce the same chemical changes in brain neurotransmitters. The seizure induced by ECT alters the brain in several ways.

The Question of Safety (01:17)

Hear perspectives on electroconvulsive therapy as a treatment for pregnant women and the elderly.

New Electroconvulsive Therapy Procedures (01:25)

Vagus nerve stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation and magnetic seizure therapy are lower impact ECT therapies.

A Shock to the System (04:23)

In this segment viewers witness a real patient undergo ECT.

Lifting the Cloud (05:19)

The patients featured in this film share how their lives have changed since receiving electroconvulsive therapy.

ECT Cures Kitty Dukakis (01:34)

Kitty Dukakis and describes her experience with electroconvulsive therapy. Michael is astounded that his wife's depression was cured after only one treatment.

ECT is Back (00:55)

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 (01:03)

Credits & Acknowledgements: Part 3: Electroconvulsive Therapy

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Part 3: Electroconvulsive Therapy

Part of the Series : Shock: Electroconvulsive Therapy
3-Year Streaming Price: $399.95



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

Item#: BVL54719

Copyright date: ©2007

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