Daily Archives: February 25, 2014

ECT Results

Many people begin to notice an improvement in their symptoms after two or three treatments with electroconvulsive therapy. Full improvement may take longer. Response to antidepressant medications, in comparison, can take several weeks or more. No one knows for certain … Continue reading

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ECT what you can expect

The ECT procedure takes about five to 10 minutes, with added time for preparation and recovery. ECT can be done while you’re hospitalized or as an outpatient procedure. Before the procedure To get ready for the ECT procedure: •You’ll have … Continue reading

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ECT How you prepare

Before having your first ECT treatment, you’ll need a full evaluation, which usually includes: •A medical history •A complete physical exam •A psychiatric assessment •Basic blood tests •An electrocardiogram (ECG) to check your heart health These exams help make sure … Continue reading

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ECT: RISKS

Although ECT is generally safe, risks and side effects may include: •Confusion. Immediately after an ECT treatment, you may experience a period of confusion that can last from a few minutes to several hours. You may not know where you … Continue reading

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Electroconvulsive therapy why it is done

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) can provide rapid, significant improvements in severe symptoms of a number of mental health conditions. It may be an effective treatment in someone who is suicidal, for instance, or end an episode of severe mania. ECT is … Continue reading

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Electroconfulsive therapy definition

DEFINITION: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure in which electric currents are passed through the brain, intentionally triggering a brief seizure. ECT seems to cause changes in brain chemistry that can quickly reverse symptoms of certain mental illnesses. It often … Continue reading

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Anxiety coping and support

http://www.bipolar4lifesupport.co To cope with anxiety disorder, here’s what you can do: •Learn about your disorder. Talk to your doctor or mental health provider. Find out what might be causing your specific condition and what treatments might be best for you. … Continue reading

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Anxiety test and diagnosis and treatments and drugs

Test and diagnosis To help diagnose an anxiety disorder and rule out other conditions, your doctor or mental health provider may have you fill out a psychological questionnaire. Your doctor will probably do a physical exam to look for signs … Continue reading

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Anxiety preparing for your appointment

You may start by seeing your family doctor or a general practitioner to find out if your anxiety could be related to your physical health. Your doctor can check for signs of an underlying illness that may need treatment. However, … Continue reading

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Anxiety risk factors and complications

RISK FACTORS These factors may increase your risk of developing an anxiety disorder: •Being female. Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. •Childhood trauma. Children who endured abuse or trauma or witnessed traumatic events … Continue reading

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