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    Electroconvulsive therapy has been viewed as harmful by patients and members of the health care profession (Lauber, Nordt, Rossler, 2005). One reason why electroconvulsive therapy is used, it has been demonstrated to be an effective and safe treatment for many mood disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 2001). The therapeutic benefit of electroconvulsive therapy is a clinical trial that is effective to treat major depression (Arshad, Arham, Arif, et al., 2007). This research project examines the effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy in psychiatric patients and by using electrical stimuli to induce therapeutic convulsions. Effectiveness of Electroconvulsive Therapy Systems and Emerging Nursing Technologies Electro Convulsive therapy was initiated in the 19th century. It is used to treat patients that are diagnosed with bipolar or schizophrenia and is not responding to anti-depressants (American Psychiatric Association, 1990). Although this form of treatment uses the application of electrical current to create an epileptic fit the brain cells are affected. The use of the electrical stimuli was to induce therapeutic convulsions in patients with severe psychoses in an attempt to overcome the technical problems of pharmacological therapy. This form of…

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    been in the medical industry for many generations and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is one of them. Although ECT is used to treatment several mental health conditions, severe Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is one of its most common uses (Mayo Clinic. 2017). Major Depressive Disorder Major Depressive Disorder is a common and serious mental health condition that can affect one’s both mental and physical health negatively. Statistically speaking, one in six people will experience depression…

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    Electroconvulsive Therapy Electroconvulsive therapy is a medieval use of electricity to attempt to “rewire” the brain to treat psychological disorders. This type of therapy causes a vast array of possible complications that can follow the procedure; cognitive issues such as memory loss and physical ones such as musculoskeletal injuries. Electroconvulsive therapy should be abolished because it poses too great of a danger to patients. This Therapy has been a leading issue in the regard of…

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    Task 1. Summary of Main Topic Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is one of the oldest biological treatments for mental illnesses still used by psychiatrists today, despite its controversial roots. ECT is currently prescribed to an estimated 100,000 patients in the US every year. The majority of these patients, who suffer from major depression, will have a remarkable 85-90% chance of full recovery (Abrams, 2002), thus providing a much safe alternative to psychotropic drugs. Of course, the proven…

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    Electroconvulsive therapy uses electricity to induce seizures in the brain. It is used to treat severe depression, treatment-resistant depression, severe mania, catatonia, agitation and aggression in people with dementia. This type of therapy originated in Italy during the late 1930’s. Previous methods of inducing seizures had been much more dangerous and feared by patients. A chemical called Metrazol was used to induce seizures and patients who had used it reported feeling immense terror before…

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    Electroconvulsive Therapy is a dangerous yet effective treatment for severe depression. In the video we were introduced to Mary. Mary was a distraught women who had previously tried to commit suicide; she had no interest in living and felt no emotions at all. This lack of emotion was portrayed by her body language and tone of voice. I believe that without Electroconvulsive Therapy she would have been successful in taking her own life. Her husband also played an antagonizing role in her…

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    Electroconvulsive Therapy among depressed patients: argumentative essay Introduction and Background Electroconvulsive therapy is controversial issue and had ethical issue since its discovery about its practice over the world and that vary from country to another, whereas it has unknown mechanism of action and adverse effect, so there is ethical dilemma to practice in the world whereas, that used to treat depression prior discovery of pharmacotherapy , on the other hand had legal…

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    particularly due to religious views which had an impact on everyday society’s beliefs. Passages in the Old Testament in the Christian Bible would imply that homosexuality should not to be tolerated. Society then began to have a completely judgemental opinion of homosexuals, and needed to come up with an excuse for why they were different. Doctors believed that there was error with their brain; therefore it was a mental illness. Curing homosexuality with aversion therapy was an extreme and…

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    The article, “Beyond the Metaphor of the Pendulum: Electroconvulsive Therapy, Psychoanalysis, and the Styles of American Psychiatry” by Jonathan Sadowsky discusses psychoanalysis and electroconvulsive therapy in metaphorical terms. It asserts that according to much of post-World War II literature, psychiatrists in the twentieth century often used electroconvulsive therapy in order to cure their patients based on the belief that it would benefit both the patient and society, but in reality, it…

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    The electroconvulsive therapy has been one of the most controversial procedures in human history and is still performed, because of its effective treatment of depression and other mental disorders. The method of performance of ECT has changed over time, although its perception has not altered a lot. The influence of mass media, movies and books strongly determine the general public’s opinion about the electroshock therapy. Although the procedure has been performed since the late 1930s, its…

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