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Electroconvulsive Therapy In The Treatment Of Depression

In cases where traditional forms of medicine, namely medical treatment of the disease, did not help, or the application of such methods may adversely affect the physical health of the patient, in psychiatry is allowed to use alternative treatments for depression. Such practices include electroconvulsive therapy.
The most active use of electroconvulsive therapy has gained in 50 years of the 20th century, but has been used successfully, and to this day. This therapy is harmless in itself, but the effect of its application comes almost instantly. A possible exception to the application of this method may be a person suffering from cardiovascular diseases in the acute form, and have recently undergone a stroke.

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