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Ketamine Infusions: They Didn ’t Help Me But They Could Help You
Ketamine infusions are one of the latest treatments available for treatment resistant depression. There are many hospitals and research centers offering free or fee for service treatments in order to gather data to support FDA approval as well as insurance approval. My personal experience involves having ketamine infusions at one of the best psychiatric and research-based hospitals in the country. They are collecting every bit of data involving what happens to the patient prior to each treatment, during the infusion as well as post-treatment. I always felt in good hands and felt grateful to be receiving the treatment at a...
Source: Psych Central - October 31, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Risa Sugarman Tags: Depression Medications Psychiatry Treatment Depressive Episode experimental treatment ketamine Major Depressive Disorder Mood Disorder Treatment Resistant Depression Source Type: news

Short- and long-term evaluation of cognitive functions after electroconvulsive therapy in a Japanese population - Takagi S, Takeuchi T, Yamamoto N, Fujita M, Furuta K, Ishikawa H, Motohashi N, Nishikawa T.
AIM: While electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a well-established, safe and effective treatment for mental illnesses, the potential for adverse effects on cognitive functions remains controversial. We aimed to evaluate multiple cognitive functions in differ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Electroconvulsive therapy mostly used on women and older people, says study
Findings are a cause for concern and symptom of the ‘over-medicalising of human distress’, says co-author of report using NHS dataThe use ofelectroconvulsive therapy to treat serious mental health problems is more prevalent in women and older individuals, researchers have found.The study, which looked at data from a group of NHS trusts in England between 2011 and 2015, found that, on average, two thirds of recipients of ECT were women, and 56% were people aged over 60.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Mental health Society NHS Psychology Older people Science Depression Source Type: news

Audit uncovers concerns about the use of electroconvulsive therapy in England
(Wiley) Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) continues to be used in England without comprehensive national auditing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Magic mushrooms' may help 'reset' depressive brains, study claims
Conclusion For people with depression who are not helped by conventional treatment such as antidepressants and talking therapies, studies such as this one may offer a glimmer of hope. This and previous studies on psilocybin suggest it may one day become a treatment option for people with a range of psychiatric conditions. It's important to note that this is experimental, early-stage research. The study lacked a control group, so it's hard to know whether the improvement in mood, or the changes seen on MRI scans, can be attributed to the drug. The study is very small and we should bear in mind that half of those taking part...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Neurology Source Type: news

Electroconvulsive therapy for depression in older patients may not relieve their insomnia
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Older people receiving electroconvulsive therapy for their depression likely will need an additional treatment if insomnia is one of their symptoms, researchers report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Experts blast growing trend of "coercive psychiatry" where people are pharmacologically imprisoned without evidence or trial
(Natural News) Psychiatry is an ancient phenomenon with an invasive and brutal history. In the past, the mentally ill were strapped to their beds and doctors performed lobotomies and electroconvulsive therapy in the hope to improve a patient’s mental state. As asylums closed in the 1970s and 1980s, old brutal practices and the use of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ECT for Depression?
(MedPage Today) -- Does electroconvulsive therapy get short shrift? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 26, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Huge Meta-analysis Finds Deaths From ECT'Extremely Rare'Huge Meta-analysis Finds Deaths From ECT'Extremely Rare '
Patients and clinicians can be reassured that deaths related to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) are very rare, and the incidence appears to be decreasing, according to a huge meta-analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mega Meta-analysis Shows ECT Mortality'Extremely Rare'Mega Meta-analysis Shows ECT Mortality'Extremely Rare '
Patients and clinicians can be reassured that deaths related to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) are very rare, and the incidence appears to be decreasing, according to a huge meta-analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

After destroying millions of children with psychiatric drugs, the industry now wants the FDA to expand electroshock "therapy" on children
(Natural News) Some people think that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also known as electroshock, is one of those horrible treatments from yesteryear that civilized societies no longer undertake. However, approximately one million people around the world are given electroshock every year, including 100,000 Americans. Perhaps most disturbingly, some of the people who undergo this terrifying and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ECT Effective for Depression, Psychosis, Self-Harm in Youth ECT Effective for Depression, Psychosis, Self-Harm in Youth
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) significantly improves depression and psychosis and is especially effective for those with a substance use disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mental Health Treatment Can Save Lives, But The Right Diagnosis Can Take Years
Your browser does not support HTML5 video.In His Own Words: Above, Nic Newling, 30, writes how his experience with untreated bipolar disorder made him feel. Animation by Isabella Carapella/Photography by Damon Dahlen 1,277 days. That’s approximately how long it took Nic Newling to figure out he was dealing with bipolar disorder after first reaching out for help. Newling was born and raised in Sydney. He first began to notice something was wrong when he was a young teen in school. He felt panicked and burned out ― sometimes for no reason at all ― and it was severely destabilizing his everyday routine. &ldq...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental Health Treatment Can Save Lives, But The Right Diagnosis Can Take Years
Your browser does not support HTML5 video.In His Own Words: Above, Nic Newling, 30, writes how his experience with untreated bipolar disorder made him feel. Animation by Isabella Carapella/Photography by Damon Dahlen 1,277 days. That’s approximately how long it took Nic Newling to figure out he was dealing with bipolar disorder after first reaching out for help. Newling was born and raised in Sydney. He first began to notice something was wrong when he was a young teen in school. He felt panicked and burned out ― sometimes for no reason at all ― and it was severely destabilizing his everyday routine. &ldq...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ketamine, ECT Pairing Disappoints in Depression Ketamine, ECT Pairing Disappoints in Depression
Augmentation of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) with ketamine provides no additional benefit in patients with depression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is safe
(Aarhus University) Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a highly effective treatment for severe depression and other mental disorders, and a new study headed by researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark documents that the risk is very small. The most significant result in the study is that only one ECT-related death has been reported for the 414.747 ECT treatments that are registered in studies published after 2001. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What is ECT and how does it work?
One Flew Over the Cuckoo ’s Nest has coloured perceptions of electroconvulsive therapy, but the modern reality is differentThe public perception of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is rooted in cultural depictions, not least the dramatic scene in the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo ’s Nest in which Jack Nicholson is held down as the treatment is carried out.Sylvia Plath ’s account in The Bell Jar is hardly less brutal. Describing ECT, administered without general anesthetic, the protagonist says: “With each flash a great jolt drubbed me till I thought my bones would break and the sap fly out of me like...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Mental health Society Depression Medical research Science Source Type: news

Electroconvulsive therapy on the rise again in England
ECT stages comeback after years of decline, with thousands treated on NHS despite lack of scientific explanation for effectsThe use of electroconvulsive therapy to treat serious mental health problems, a procedure long thought to be in steep decline, is on the rise again in England, a Guardian analysis indicates.Exclusive data covering four-fifths of NHS mental health trusts in England shows that more than 22,600 individual ECT treatments were carried out in 2015-16, a rise of 11% from four years ago, when about 20,400 were carried out.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis and Pamela Duncan Tags: Mental health NHS Depression Society Source Type: news

Mind the Treatment Gap
getty images/ istock photoBy Vani S. Kulkarni and Raghav GaihaPHILADELPHIA AND NEW DELHI, Apr 14 2017 (IPS)Implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act will require a restructuring of health-care services The Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016, which was passed in the Lok Sabha on March 27, 2017, has been hailed as a momentous reform. According to the Bill, every person will have the right to access mental health care operated or funded by the government; good quality and affordable health care; equality of treatment and protection from inhuman practices; access to legal services; and right to complain against coercion and cruelt...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Vani Kulkarni and Raghav Gaiha Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Women's Health Source Type: news

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Title: Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 11/18/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/31/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - March 31, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Current status of electroconvulsive therapy for mood disorders: a clinical review.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an effective treatment for mood disorders and a viable treatment option especially when urgency of clinical situation requires a prompt treatment response. After acute series of ECT, the ECT long-term treatment may be considered, although this practice may vary significantly between countries or even within the same country, because there is no universal consensus about its indications, duration and frequency of administration. Continuation or maintenance ECT is common in routine clinical practice and clinicians should be aware of the risks of using ECT long term. Neuropsychological asses...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maintained improvement of neurocognitive function in major depressive disorders 6  months after ECT - Mohn C, Rund BR.
Both impaired and improved cognitive function after electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in major depressive disorder (MDD) patients may occur. We have previously found improved cognitive function 6  weeks after ECT in this group. The aim of this study was to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Kitty Dukakis, a Beneficiary of Electroshock Therapy, Emerges as Its Evangelist
Mrs. Dukakis, a former first lady of Massachusetts, credits the treatment with saving her life, and she and her husband work to promote electroconvulsive therapy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATHARINE Q. SEELYE Tags: Depression (Mental) Dukakis, Kitty Electroconvulsive therapy Electroshock Therapy Dukakis, Michael S Brookline (Mass) Source Type: news

'Electroshock therapy' in the Third Reich - Rzesnitzek L, Lang S.
The history of 'electroshock therapy' (now known as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)) in Europe in the Third Reich is still a neglected chapter in medical history. Since Thomas Szasz's 'From the Slaughterhouse to the Madhouse', prejudices have hindered a th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Comparative efficacy and acceptability of electroconvulsive therapy versus repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for major depression: a systematic review and multiple-treatments meta-analysis - Chen JJ, Zhao LB, Liu YY, Fan SH, Xie P.
BACKGROUNDS: The effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and bilateral, left prefrontal, and right prefrontal repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on major depressive disorder (MDD) have not been adequately addressed by previous studies. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Administration of electroconvulsive therapy for depression associated with deep brain stimulation in a patient with post-traumatic Parkinson's Disease: a case study - Cunningham MG, YadollahiKhales G, Vitaliano G, van Horne C.
BACKGROUND: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been shown to be effective for parkinsonian symptoms poorly responsive to medications. DBS is typically well-tolerated, as are the maintenance battery changes. Here we describe an adverse event during a battery ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Science News » Electroconvulsive Therapy Lifts Depression, Sustains Remission in Older Adults
An individualized program of follow-up treatment with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) combined with an antidepressant was effective in preventing relapse in patients 60 years and older who had had a successful initial course of treatment for severe depression. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 1, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jim McElroy Source Type: news

Book Review: Never Leave Your Dead
On March 7, 1953, Donald Watkins, a WWII veteran and China Marine, shot and killed his wife and mother-in-law. Judged criminally insane, Watkins served his sentence for this crime at Fairview State Hospital in Pennsylvania, one of the most abusive institutions for the mentally ill in American history. Eventually released thanks to the efforts of two young law students, Donald rejoined society—he even married again. It’s probably hard to imagine the woman who would marry a convicted murderer; it may be even more difficult to imagine your seventy-two-year-old mother doing so. And yet, that is exactly the story Di...
Source: Psych Central - September 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Julia Patt Tags: Book Reviews Disorders Family General Memory and Perception Personal Stories Psychological Assessment Psychology PTSD Relationships & Love Trauma Treatment A True Story of War Trauma books on mental health books on ptsd books Source Type: news

Electroconvulsive therapy and all-cause mortality in Texas, 1998-2013 - Dennis NM, Dennis PA, Shafer A, Weiner RD, Husain MM.
INTRODUCTION: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) remains an effective treatment for major depressive disorder. Since 1995, Texas has maintained an ECT database including patient diagnoses and outcomes, and reporting any deaths within 14 days of receiving an E... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Science News » Electroconvulsive Therapy Lifts Depression, Sustains Remission in Older Adults
An individualized program of follow-up treatment with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) combined with an antidepressant was effective in preventing relapse in patients 60 years and older who had had a successful initial course of treatment for severe depression. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 18, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jim McElroy Source Type: news

ECT an Effective Treatment Option for SchizophreniaECT an Effective Treatment Option for Schizophrenia
Electroconvulsive therapy may be an effective treatment option for patients with schizophrenia, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Structural Brain Imaging May Accurately Predict ECT ResponseStructural Brain Imaging May Accurately Predict ECT Response
An algorithm for predicting who will benefit from electroconvulsive therapy may be on the horizon after German researchers found that the size of a specific brain region is linked to responses. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Interventions for adults with mild intellectual disabilities and mental illhealth: a systematic review
People with intellectual disabilities have very high rates of mental ill health. Standard psychosocial interventions designed for the general population may not be accessible for people with mild intellectual disabilities, and drug usage tends to be modified – 'start low and go slow'. This systematic review aims to synthesise the evidence on psychological, pharmacological and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) interventions for adults with mild intellectual disabilities and mental ill health. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Helped Me Survive to Battle Bipolar Depression
ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy) gave me a second chance at life so I could love my little girl Ten years ago if you told me I'd beg a stranger to attach electrodes to my head to zap me out of despair, my retort would've been: No way! Life always has a way of surprising us. My life's biggest surprise was being diagnosed with postpartum bipolar disorder (bipolar, peripartum onset). Six weeks postpartum, I was manic and oblivious to the inevitable crash that follows bipolar mania. When depression descended, it was vicious. I tried numerous medications, but my depression wouldn't budge. When my father died, my depression inten...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TMS vs. ECT: Which Therapy Is Best for Severe...
Electroconvulsive therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation are used in severe treatment-resistant depression. What are the pros and cons of each? (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - March 22, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Science News » Facebook Q&A on Electroconvulsive Therapy
On March 17, 2016, NIMH hosts a Facebook Q&A on electroconvulsive therapy with expert Dr. Sarah Lisanby. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 4, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

ECT is superior to pharmacotherapy for the short-term treatment of medication-resistant inpatients with bipolar depression
Within 1–4 years, about one-fourth of stable patients with bipolar disorder suffer from depression despite prophylactic lithium therapy.1 Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is equally effective for unipolar and bipolar depression,2 however, the rate of use of ECT varies considerably between countries,3 and, in clinical guidelines, ECT is often considered only after multiple pharmacological agents have been tried.4 This is probably due to the paucity of randomised studies directly comparing the effects of pharmacotherapy and ECT for bipolar depression. Moreover, it remains unclear whethe...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electroconvulsive Therapy May Be Effective Treatment for Major Depression
A long recovery from disorientation following electroconvulsive therapy seems to be a sign that the therapy has effectively treated an elderly patient who has major depression, suggests a longitudinal cohort study conducted in Norway. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - February 26, 2016 Category: Health Management Authors: Katie Wagner Lennon Source Type: news

Nuanced approach works best for potential ECT patients
Las Vegas – Electroconvulsive therapy is useful for many patients, particularly those with more severe depressive symptoms and more treatment resistance, according to Dr. Bruce J. Cohen. However, a... (Source: Clinical Endocrinology News)
Source: Clinical Endocrinology News - February 24, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Nuanced approach works best for potential ECT patients
Las Vegas – Electroconvulsive therapy is useful for many patients, particularly those with more severe depressive symptoms and more treatment resistance, according to Dr. Bruce J. Cohen. However, a... (Source: Clinical Neurology News)
Source: Clinical Neurology News - February 24, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

What Are Current Treatments for Postpartum Depression?
Discussion Postpartum depression affects 10 to 20% of women after delivery, but less than half of these women are detected. Postpartum depression is defined as major depressive episodes with symptom onset during pregnancy or in the first four weeks following delivery. There is recognition that symptoms may begin later after delivery but the mother would not be diagnosed with PPD. PPD is distinct from postpartum blues which occur in 50 to 80% of new mothers. They occur within 1 to 2 days of delivery and resolve within 10-14 days of delivery. Symptoms include anxiety, depression, irritability, tearfulness, poor sleep, and a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 15, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Electroconvulsive Therapy Can be a Good Option...
Electroconvulsive therapy sends an electronic current briefly through a portion of the brain and is most often used for treatment-resistant depression. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - February 13, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Paranoid: Exploring Suspicion from the Dubious to the Delusional
The man in the bed watches me walk into the room. According to his nurse, that is what he has been doing all day: keeping vigil over the comings and goings of the hallway. At the patient’s behest, they have pulled back the curtain that usually surrounds the bed to offer a modicum of privacy, allowing for a full view of the long corridor. But unlike those patients simply curious about the bustle of the hospital or passing time as they recover, this man’s watchfulness has darker origins. “Are they still out there?” he asks, as I pull up a chair to the end of the bed. “Hi Mr. Jones, I’m Dr....
Source: Psych Central - February 5, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Riddle Tags: Book Reviews General Psychology Schizophrenia books on paranoia David Laporte Delusions mass shootings mass shootings and paranoia mass shootings paranoia paranoia and violence paranoia mental health paranoid Source Type: news

Beat Depression to Stay Healthier & Live Longer: A Guide for Older Adults & Their Families
Many people find the reality of getting older depressing. And depression itself often comes with a stigma. So when we talk about depression and aging combined, what results is a very complicated — and often hard to treat — issue. Gary S. Moak, former president of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, has written a new book to help. Beat Depression to Stay Healthier and Live Longer: A Guide for Older Adults and Their Families combines Moak’s years of experience working with elderly populations with the latest research on depression. Moak begins by defining depress...
Source: Psych Central - January 28, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Aging Antidepressants Book Reviews Depression Family General Psychology Self-Help Seniors Treatment antidepressants for elderly patients antidepressants for old people beat depression depression and aging depression geriatric Source Type: news

My Firsthand Experience with Electroconvulsive Therapy
Lots of people have asked me why I chose to take my college courses online. I used to tell them the same thing every time, “I was having some medical issues and couldn’t deal with on-campus classes back then.” What I didn’t tell them, though, was that those “medical issues” were months of crippling depression for which I was being treated with tri-weekly sessions of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Because of the stigma, I used to avoid talking about my experience with ECT out of fear of being judged. Now, because of the stigma, I use my experience to educate those who still think ECT is...
Source: Psych Central - January 9, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jacqueline Ledoux Tags: Antidepressants Caregivers Children and Teens Depression Disorders ECT General Medications Memory and Perception Personal Stories Suicide Bipolar Disorder college Electroconvulsive Therapy Mental Illness Stigma Suicide Atte Source Type: news

Get the picture: The UCLA Brain Mapping Center
A woman with major depression lies as motionless as she can, her head inside the doughnut hole of an MRI scanner that clangs, beeps, chirps and buzzes as it captures images of neural activity. She’s wearing headphones so she can listen to Pandora. However, brain mappers can see on their computer screens what’s going on in her head. At the UCLA Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center (ALBMC), they are measuring her brain’s structure, shape, chemistry and function before treating her with electroconvulsive therapy. A few days after the treatment, they’ll map her again to compare the before and after. ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 4, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Federal Register: Electroconvulsive Therapy Devices for Class II Intended Uses: Draft Guidance for Industry, Clinicians, and FDA Staff; Availability
The FDA is announcing the availability of the draft guidance ``Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Devices for Class II Intended Uses: Draft Guidance for Industry, Clinicians, and FDA Staff.'' The purpose of this guidance is to make recommendations for 510... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - December 29, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news