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Convulsive therapy

theory and practice

by Max Fink

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Published by Raven Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Electroconvulsive therapy.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMax Fink.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC485 .F47
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 308 p. :
    Number of Pages308
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4562106M
    ISBN 100890042217
    LC Control Number77074618

    New possibilities in electric convulsive therapy: “Brief stimuli” technique. Institute of Living, Abstracts and Translations –9. Liberson, W T. Cited by: 4.   Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been in use for over 50 years and remains one of the most effective treatments in psychiatry. Effectiveness rates for ECT in depression range between 80% and 90%; no comparative study has shown any other intervention to be superior to by:

    Electroconvulsive (Electroshock) Therapy electroconvulsive therapy The therapeutic possibilities of these treatments were discovered in the s by Manfred Sakel, a Polish psychiatrist, using insulin; L. J. Meduna, an American psychiatrist, using Metrazol; and Ugo Cerletti and Lucio Bini, Italian psychiatrists, using electric shock. Magnetic seizure therapy (MST) is a novel brain stimulation method that uses transcranial magnetic stimulation at convulsive parameters in order to induce therapeutic seizures under general anesthesia, in the same setting used for ECT After its introduction in , a few case reports described successful treatment of patients suffering Cited by:

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a medical treatment for severe mental illness in which a small, carefully controlled amount of electricity is introduced into the brain. This electrical stimulation, used in conjunction with anesthesia and muscle relaxant medications, produces a mild generalized seizure or convulsion. Electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT for short, is a treatment that involves sending an electric current through your brain, causing a brief surge of electrical activity within your brain (also known as a seizure). The aim of the treatment is to relieve the symptoms of some mental health problems. ECT is given under a general anaesthetic, so you.


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Handbook of ECT: A Guide to Electroconvulsive Therapy for Practitioners Charles H. Kellner. out of 5 stars 3. Kindle Edition. $ Next. Editorial Reviews Review "This excellent text is a complete synopsis of the current status of ECT and an important volume to be aware of.

The more knowledge the clinician has about the facts of this 4/4(4). Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), formerly known as electroshock therapy, is a psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in patients to provide relief from mental disorders.

Typically, 70 to volts are applied externally to the patient's head resulting in approximately milliamperes of direct current passed through the brain, for ICDPCS: GZB.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) remains a widely used treatment for severe mental illness -- and perhaps the most effective. It behooves psychiatrists, then, whether in practice or still in training, to be skilled both in diagnosis and the techniques of the : $ Inhe established CONVULSIVE THERAPY, a quarterly scientific journal, published by Raven Press (renamed Journal of ECT).

From toand again from tohe was a member of the Task Forces on Electroconvulsive Therapy of Convulsive therapy book. A comprehensive discussion of electroconvulsive therapy by a distinguished clinician-researcher, this fine work traces the technique's development from the 16th century to the present, and offers a step-by-step guide to the treatment sequence.

The author describes the general medical and cerebral physiology of ECT, the treatment of high-risk patients, memory and cognitive effects 5/5(1).

ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY TODAY Irving M. Reti, M.B.B.S., is the director of the Electroconvulsive Therapy Service at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Convulsive therapy book assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at File Size: KB.

Electroconvulsive Therapy: A History of Controversy, but Also of Help. Critics have portrayed ECT as a form of medical abuse. Yet many psychiatrists, and more importantly, patients, consider it to.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Fink, Max, Convulsive therapy. New York: Raven Press, © (OCoLC) Online version: Fink, Max, - electroconvulsive therapy seems to produce neurogenesis in the hippocampus - the suppression of neurogenesis in the hippocampus is due to the connection between high stress hormones and depression.

Although electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been a controversial issue for decades, it is an effective treatment for depression especially when. Fink, in Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, What Does the Seizure Signify. Seizures are a characteristic of all mammalian forms.

Their biological significance is unknown. In convulsive therapy, the electrical patterns of a grand mal seizure are markers of brain changes that are essential to behavioral motor and systemic aspects of the seizure do not have the. This essay follows my earlier surveys of the history of convulsive therapy.

My first report was published in the textbook Convulsive Therapy: Theory and Practice (). Meduna and the origins of convulsive therapy appeared on the 50th anniversary of its origin ().InI published Ladislas Meduna’s autobiography (Meduna, ) in the inaugural issue of the journal Convulsive Cited by:   Electroconvulsive therapy is a safe, controlled procedure for depression and other psychological disorders that have not responded to other treatments.

A small amount of electric current is passed. You would have to be pretty darned interested in learning about Electro-Convulsive Therapy to really enjoy this book. Alternating chapters are written by Kitty Dukakis about her own experience while the other chapters are written by a medical journalist about the history, facts, and figures about ECT (aka "shock therapy")/5.

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In the s, historians David Healy and Edward Shorter write in their book Shock Therapy, a growing anti-psychiatry movement spearheaded by the. This novel treatment quickly became known as convulsive therapy.

Inthe first international conference on pharmacologic convulsive therapy was organized in Switzerland by the Swiss. Convulsive therapy is a psychiatric treatment for patients with major affective disorders.

The treatments seek to change mood, affect, and interpersonal behavior by altering brain functions by a series of grand mal seizures.

A successful course requires from 8 to 12 treatments, spaced 48 to 72 hours apart. Get this from a library. Electroconvulsive therapy. [Richard Abrams] -- In this extensive revision of his comprehensive book on ECT, Dr. Richard Abrams draws upon his broad clinical experience and intimate knowledge of the literature to provide a unique guide to ECT that.

This is a pioneering book and is the first book of its kind. The book offers guidance about the use of ECT in adolescents with up to date and concise information. The editors of the book are Neera Ghaziuddin MD, MRCPsych (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA), and Garry Walter, MD, Ph.D.

(University of Sydney, Australia) who spear-headed the re-introduction of ECT as a safe. Apr 8, - Raising Awareness, Instilling Hope & Combating the Stigma of Mental Illness.

Learn More at: ~ See more ideas about Therapy, Mental illness and Severe depression treatment.9 pins. Efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy. Expectedly, schizophrenia was the first condition tested in comparative trials of ECT.

ECT added to the concurrent antipsychotic medication benefitted schizophrenia patients. One observation even noted that ECT conferred ‘protection’ against the drug-induced by: 4.The book updates the original and second edition of Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Programmed Text, and provides readers with a scheduled approach to understanding the fundamental concepts of ECT while offering practical guidance for establishing and maintaining an ECT program.

Topics include the history of ECT, indications for use.This chapter discusses how convulsive therapy evolved as a treatment modality. It covers the basic principles of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and overviews the underlying electrical principles and serves as an introduction to how stimulus parameters and stimulus electrode placement can be varied to optimize treatment efficacy and minimize.