Electro-Convulsive “shock” Therapy: What Is It?

Rodrigo Galindo-photo creditECT is the induction (or encouragement) of a seizure using an electrical stimulus (or electrode) applied to the scalp to create shock-like waves to the brain. Anesthesia or a muscle relaxant is used and a device is placed between the teeth to prevent loss of teeth. In historical cases, patients have not only lost teeth but had experienced cracked or chipped teeth.

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©Photo Credit: Rodrigo Galindo

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