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The Physiology of ECT - Part 2 of 4
This is part 2 of a 4-part series.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 breaki...ng 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.
ECT Side Effects and Other 'Nasties'
There is much discussion about the side effects of ECT and whether these outweigh the benefits. This lecture will look at the major side effects and potential adverse events concerned with the provisi...on of ECT (with a special focus on memory loss), treatments and nursing care with ECT treatment.
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 s...aving life. This session looks at the types of ECT, the known underlying physiology, how it is believed to work and its indication for use.
ECT – Historical Context, Stigmas and ...Myths
There are many emotional stigmas as well as myths associated with the use of ECT. This session will look at some of these and clarify points of concern. Cover image republished with permission from ht...tps://www.flickr.com/photos/107733654@N04/14466087218 - Winwick Hospital, Electroconvulsive therapy, 1957
Treatments - Including the Nurse's Toolb...ox
Most mental health disorders respond well to treatments and failing to treat people can be an injustice. This session looks at common types of treatments and their relative use. It also explores the r...ole of nurses in implementing care no matter where they work.
Dealing With the Reality of Psychosis
Psychosis is a very debilitating state involving huge human cost and suffering. This session looks at the phenomenon of psychosis and discusses appropriate professional responses for care and manageme...nt.