Biological Therapies Background and ECT

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  • Created on: 05-11-14 20:46
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  • Biological Therapies
    • Background
      • Until 1950s
        • Treatment was Psychosurgery
          • Lobotomies common
      • Today
        • Successfully treated using biological methods
          • Chemotherapy
    • ECT
      • No longer used
      • Introduced in 50s
        • Observed Epileptics didn't show signs of Sz
      • Idea inducing seizures in Sz patients might alleviate Sz Symptoms
      • Tharyan and Adams
        • Review of studies
          • Showed medication more successful than ECT on it's own
            • Evidence to suggest combination may result in improvement
              • Not significant


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