Electro-Convulsive Treatment

Electro-Convulsive treatment

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure, done under general anesthesia, in which small electric currents are passed through brain. ECT seems to cause changes in brain chemistry that can quickly reverse symptoms of certain mental illnesses. It often works when other treatments are unsuccessful.e

ECT is much safer today. It now uses electric currents given in a controlled setting to achieve the most benefit with fewest possible risks.