Low amplitude electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) lowers suicidal ideation in patients with major depressive disorder and bipolar depression, a new small randomized pilot study reveals. Within just three sessions, patients reported relief from suicidal thoughts.
Researchers report both those who received voluntary and involuntary electroconvulsive therapy reported their symptoms were much improved following treatment.
For those with treatment resistant depression, a new study reports ECT may not only be the most effective treatment, but also the most cost effective.
Despite the legalization of same sex marriage in Australia, some people are calling for returning to the debate about "gay conversion therapy". A new paper looks at the history of 'treatments' aimed at 'curing' people of their sexual orientation.
A new paper looks at the controversial use of electroconvulsive therapy over the years to treat depression.
A new study reports ultra brief pulse stimulation is almost as effective as standard ECT, but with fewer side effects, for the treatment of severe depression.
According to a new study, electroconvulsive therapy causes changes to areas of the brain responsible for memory and emotion.
Researchers identify a protein that appears to be the target of both antidepressant drugs and electroconvulsive therapy. The experimental results explain how these therapies likely work to relieve depression by stimulating stem cells in the brain to grow and mature.