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Glossary: electroconvulsive therapy, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

electroconvulsive therapy

(ee-LEK-troh-kun-VUL-siv THAYR-uh-pee)

A treatment for severe depression and certain mental disorders. A brief seizure is induced by giving electrical stimulation to the brain through electrodes placed on the scalp. Also called ECT and electroshock therapy.

2006-01-25

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