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ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy)


Among the many topics explored by sleep scientists is the effect of extreme abuse to the central nervous systems caused by drug overdose, electroshock therapy, and other traumas. Researchers have found that such inquiries significantly increase rapid eye movement (REM) sleep (the period of sleep associated with the most vivid dreams) for prolonged periods of time.

It has been theorized that increased REM time is correlated with physiological healing processes, specifically with intensified neuronal protein synthesis. A more psychological explanation might be that survivors of such shocks need more dream time in which to sort out their trauma.

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ECT's INtellECT[R] Interactive Voice and Video Response will replace the operator's current IVR solution with a state-of-the-art browser-based, graphical tool that allows them to set up routing and services through a simple drag-and-drop interface.
She reported that her complaints had begun following an ECT treatment for major depressive disorder.
By the Synopsis of psychiatry Protocol, [6] patients received 68 sessions of ECT. The procedure was performed in Psychiatry Ward at 8 O'clock in the morning on even days.
ECT is one of the UAE's oldest and most prestigious universities accredited for quality higher education.
Patients as young as 16 were among 5,165 given ECT from 2016-18, despite studies showing it can cause memory loss, disorientation and brain damage.
With the advent of pharmacotherapy like lithium in mania; chlorpromazine and reserpine in psychosis and imipramine in depression9 the rate of administration of ECT per admission in UK decreased annually from 35% in 1956 to 2.2% in 1991 and onwards8.
It is the first comprehensive study which has been conducted by TNI and CEO on the effects of ECT.
Pakistan is an observer to the ECT since 2006 and has been showing interest to become full member citing access to higher investments and energy funding.
ECT was projected to reduce time with uncontrolled depression from 50 to 33 to 37 percent of life-years over four years; greater improvements were seen when ECT was offered earlier.
Pakistan's observer status the country is one of some (40) ECT observers provides it with some privileges, including access to the flow of strategic information within the framework of the Energy Charter Conference the 'trade and investment club' of countries created under the Treaty.