Electric Shock Method

Electric shock method is also known as electroconvulsive therapy or electrotherapy. This is a psychiatric treatment which electrically induces seizures to treat certain mental illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. This is often utilized to help patients who have conditions which do not respond to medications and other treatments. The electric shock method stimulates the patient’s brain while he is under anesthesia. This procedure is administered by a team of specialists composed of a psychiatrist, an anesthesiologist, and a nurse. Around 80% of those with depression have benefitted from this treatment.

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