Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Electroconvulsive Therapy: New ultra-brief depression treatment 'more effective', with 'fewer side effects', research shows

Researchers say a new type of short-pulse Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) could treat thousands of Australians who suffer from severe and treatment-resistant depression more effectively than standard procedures.
 
The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, has been described as one of the most significant developments in depression treatment in decades.

The first analysis of a new type of ultra-brief ECT has found the shorter procedure is effective and has fewer cognitive side effects than standard ECT.

See more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-22/shorter-electroshock-treatment-has-fewer-side-effects/6638302

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