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Electroconvulsive Therapy

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment that sends an electric current to your brain to cause a seizure. The seizure affects the chemicals in your brain, which may make your brain cells work better. ECT is used to treat certain conditions, such as depression, that do not get better after medicines or other therapies have been tried.

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