Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also known as electroshock, is most often used as a treatment for severe major depression which has not responded to other treatment, and is also used in the treatment of mania (often in bipolar disorder), catatonia, schizophrenia and other disorders.
|Purpose||Patients||Patients with evaluations||Perceived Effectiveness|
|Major Depressive Disorder||43||30|
|Suicidal thoughts or urges||15||9|
|Bipolar mixed episodes||4||1|
|Bipolar I Disorder||3||1|
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