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Electroconvulsive therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy, also known as electroshock or ECT, is a type of psychiatric shock therapy involving the induction of an artificial seizure in a patient by passing electricity through the brain.

Currently ECT is mainly used to treat severe depression, particularly if complicated by psychosis.

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