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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

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  • Shock therapy.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesElectroconvulsive shock and memory., Some relations between response to frustration (punishment) and outcome of electric convulsive therapy.
Statement[by] Philip Worchel and George Gentry. Some relations between response to frustration (punishment) and outcome of electric convulsive therapy, an experimental study in psychiatric theory [by] Wallace Lockwood.
SeriesComparative psychology monographs -- v. 20, serial no. 104.
ContributionsWorchel, Philip, 1914-, Lockwood, Wallace Victor, 1915-
The Physical Object
Pagination95-186 p.
Number of Pages186
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16766349M

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Yet, ironically, its effectiveness in treating these patients would suggest it as a frontline therapy, bringing relief from acute symptoms and saving this book, Edward Shorter and David Healy trace the controversial history of ECT and other "shock" therapies. Drawing on case studies, public debates, extensive interviews, and archival. In this book, Edward Shorter and David Healy trace the controversial history of ECT and other "shock" therapies. Drawing on case studies, public debates, extensive interviews, and archival research, the authors expose the myths about ECT that have proliferated over the years. "Shock Therapy is based on contemporary research that includes both manuscript and printed sources as well as interviews with individuals who have played key roles in the history of ECT. It is a controversial work, if only because its authors combine both historical analysis and advocacy. Nevertheless, the book—which includes discussions of such contemporary therapeutic innovations as VNS Cited by: The book updates the original and second edition of Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Programmed Text, and provides readers with a scheduled approach to understanding the fundamental concepts of ECT while offering practical guidance for establishing and maintaining an ECT program.

  Aim – To review the literature on the efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy [ECT], with a particular focus on depression, its primary target group. Methods – PsycINFO, Medline, previous reviews and meta-analyses were searched in an attempt to identify all studies comparing ECT with simulated-ECT [SECT]. Results – These placebo controlled studies show minimal support for effectiveness.   The possible delayed brain damage action of ECS may due to the paradigms used in animal experiments. The electroconvulsive shock was usually applied via bilateral ear and without anesthesia in animal studies in contrast to the right unilateral or bifrontal shock and with anesthesia and muscle relaxation in human studies. There is growing evidence to support the use of ECT for augmentation of antipsychotic response in the treatment of schizophrenia. Cognitive side-effects are generally mild and transient. In fact, many studies show improvement in cognition, possibly related to the improvement in symptoms. There is wi .   Electroconvulsive Therapy: A History of Controversy, but Also of Help. Critics have portrayed ECT as a form of medical abuse. Yet many psychiatrists, and .

In her book Doctors of Deception—What They Don't Want You to Know About Shock Treatment (Rutgers University Press , pp. 8, ), Linda Andre cites cases of herself and others who had IQ tests before and after ECT: "Those of us who had prior IQ test scores for before and after comparison found we'd lost roughly the same number of IQ points.   Sham electroconvulsive studies in depressive illness: A review of the literature and consideration of the placebo phenomenon in electroconvulsive therapy practise. J ECT. J .   Electroconvulsive Therapy is widely demonized or idealized. Some detractors consider its very use to be a human rights violation, while some promoters depict it as a miracle, the "penicillin of psychiatry." This book traces the American history of one of the most controversial procedures in medicine, and seeks to provide an explanation of why ECT has been so controversial, juxtaposing . Advances in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) have made it the standard mechanism of shock therapy. ECT has had unquestionable success with involutional melancholia and other depressive disorders, although it may be ineffective or only temporarily effective.