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Electroconvulsive Therapy for Severe Depression

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a medical treatment that uses a controlled electrical current to intentionally trigger a seizure event inside the brain. Doctors have used ECT to address the effects of mental illness since the early 20th century. In the past, this treatment gained a well-deserved reputation for its ability to produce unacceptable side effects; […]