electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

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  • Created on: 18-01-14 13:39
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  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
    • 1) patient given muscle relaxant and oxygen
    • 2) small current passed through the brain
      • half a second
    • 3) causes a seizure
    • 4) changes the way neurotransmitter
    • unsure on how it works
    • strength
      • can save lives
    • weakness
      • side effects
        • memory loss
        • cardiovascular disoreders

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