Mood Disorders - TREATMENT - ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY

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·         Only used on severely depressed patients who can’t respond to any other treatment.

·         It is whereby the brain is electrically stimulated to induce a seizure

·         Patients are given muscle relaxants and anaesthetic to reduce dangerous side effects

·         A 70 -150 volt shock that last a minute is passed through electrodes attached to the persons temples

·         After the

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