The Physiology of ECT - Part 1 of 4
ECT induces a controlled seizure in a person by passing electricity through the brain. Although fraught with controversy, this can be a very effective means of breaking the depressive cycle and even saving life. This session looks at the types of ECT, the known underlying physiology, how it is believed to work and its indication for use.
- Neurogenesis and what is believed to happen to the brain as a result of the seizure
- What is considered an adequate seizure and how long the seizure should last
- How many seizures a person requires before their depression improves