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electroconvulsive therapy


Definitions from WordNet

Noun electroconvulsive therapy has 1 sense
  1. electroconvulsive therapy, electroshock, electroshock therapy, ECT - the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma
    --1 is a kind of shock therapy, shock treatment

Definitions from the Web

Term: Electroconvulsive Therapy


Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a medical treatment that uses electric currents to trigger controlled seizures in the brain. It is primarily used to treat severe mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, when other treatments have not been effective.

Sample Sentences:

  1. Doctors recommended electroconvulsive therapy to alleviate the severe depression symptoms.
  2. The patient underwent a series of electroconvulsive therapy sessions to manage their bipolar disorder.
  3. Electroconvulsive therapy is often a last-resort treatment for individuals suffering from treatment-resistant schizophrenia.

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