|What is Electroconvulsive Therapy?
It is a form of physical treatment that is both safe, rapid and effective in the treatment of certain severe mental illness. A small controlled pulse of electric current is passed through the brain to introduce a fit. The fir is controlled and modified with the use of anaesthetics and muscle relaxants.Is E.C.T painful and dangerous ?
The use of anaesthetics make it a pain-pesonnal with modern and proper equipment. It is as safe as having a tooth extraction under anaesthesia.What are the indications?
risk of suicide
Nausea due to the after effects of anaesthesia
There are no fixed number of times but each course normally
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