By: Dr Alex Robber
Without a doubt, some pictures most likely produced from Hollywood come to mind when the name “electro-shock therapy” is heard. Those films with such therapies are much negative. We have probably developed a picture right now in our minds. However, I will not say, at least not at the start, that this portrait is incorrect. As you can see, a much darker history of psychology abuse is driving the comprehension of electroshock treatment.
Understanding Electroshock Therapy
It might surprise you that the studies we collected when the CIA was attempting to find out how many prisoners of war were freed from war in the wider world but were completely “brainwashed.” It’s no longer an intrigue. The documentation is available. But be warned that data is quite hideous, you can read this for yourself. You will realize that some names will appear again over the centuries once you begin digging into it. Probably more will come out of the names of psychiatrists.
These tales are usually terrible in nature. And this story influenced our knowledge of treatments, for example electro-shock treatment, also called electro-convulsive therapy. However, these circumstances, which change completely the laws, have provided rise to ethical norms and boards of review. You can never imagine how astonished I was when my friend informed me that she had just got an overwhelming depression for electroshock treatment. And I was more afraid when she told me she must have this treatment more if some symptoms come up again. The discussion took place less than ten years ago. Obviously, I had to know more about it.
Understanding New Electroshock Therapy
This electroshock therapy has come from its very scary roots. The Mayo Clinic itself explains: “A lot of ECT stigma is based on early treatment that has administered elevated doses of electricity without the use of anesthesia that results in memory loss, broken bones and other grave side effects.” In order to pass little currents through the brain deliberately, electrodes are put on the patient’s scalp. This action and impact appear to alter brain chemistry so that some symptoms of mental illness can be reversed rapidly. Yet ECT is far safer than it was in ancient times.
Understanding Need for an Electroshock Therapy
I have placed that therapy in the same category as all Holocaust medical information. Ultimately, the ethical dilemma rose: are these ends justified? As far as we understand this treatment was used for the better, such as for my friend who was treated for her overwhelming anxiety. People with this ECT have done even many unbearable, cruel, lethal experiments, and what was learned and experimented at the time is used to improve. Therapy of electroshock may, for example, be more likely to benefit patients with severe depression who have not discovered any advantage from taking the medicines. Indeed, our psychiatrists should refer this treatment like a serious mood disorder to people with serious depression and psychiatric illnesses. The Mayo Clinic in individuals with dementia was also included in Catatonia, serious mania, upheaval, and aggression.
They add also that ECT could be a healthy choice for him or her if drugs or other therapies were not allowed in the patient. ECT is used: if medications cannot be taken during the pregnancy cycle because they are likely to damage the development of the fetus.
For elderly people who cannot tolerate the drug’s side-effects.
For those who prefer ECT treatments compared to medicines.
If ECT has successfully been treated before.
If you suffer from depressions and mood swings when you have another disease such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, or chronic pain, it is likely not a treatment. However, if you didn’t tell him before, you should inform your psychiatrist about these circumstances. Continued psychotherapy also includes your therapy. We can search for many tales from those who have effective treatment by themselves. Take this into account, that this electroshock treatment has now been altered; it’s not like it was. In fact, the only side effects we can experience are nausea, headache, muscle pain and jaw pain. Memory losses, bone fractures or other problems are no longer available.
Before taking any medication always concern your health care provider and it is important to be diagnosed correctly. Stay Healthizes!