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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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In 2003, the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued guidance on the use of ECT. Its use was recommended only to achieve rapid and short-term improvement of severe symptoms after an adequate trial of treatment options has proven ineffective and/or when the condition is considered to be potentially life-threatening in individuals with severe depressive illness, catatonia or a prolonged manic episode.
After the reassessment, appointments are now made possible on 57% of the posts for JESTs and 75% of the posts for ECTs.
The ECTS is a code of proven solutions concerning the recognition of (a period of) studies.
Set in a psychiatric ward, the 1962 Ken Kesey novel, later turned into a film starring Jack Nicholson, is well-known for depicting the abuse of rebellious patients with ECT and other treatments.
Use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in New Zealand: A review of efficacy, safety, and regulatory controls.
We here introduce a typical approach, which is compared to our proposed ECT scheme.
He and his colleagues studied 42 people with depression who were receiving ECT, a treatment that briefly jolts the brain with a powerful electric current.
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.
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.
Influential investors under the ECT have prosecuted several countries for $35 billion at several international tribunals, reported Dawn.