Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) (1)
Doctor Jon Lieberman describes the experience of receiving electroconvulsive therapy - a painless procedure lasting a few seconds.
I donâ€™t know the history of it, the first discovery of ECT, but I can say itâ€™s not a relatively new treatment; itâ€™s been known to psychiatry for quite some time. Itâ€™s nothing at all these days like what is seen in â€˜One Flew Over the Cuckooâ€™s Nest.â€™ To receive ECT, patients are 1) sedated, and 2) administered a muscle relaxant. Electrodes are strategically placed on the scalp, and an electric pulse is administered. The whole treatment might last 20 seconds - the person receiving ECT is totally unaware of the experience.
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1398. Depression - Treating Symptoms (1)
Doctor Jon Lieberman describes his experiences with treating depression, where antidepressant medication was abandoned in favor of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
1400. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) (2)
Doctor Jon Lieberman dispels some of the myths surrounding electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), which can be an effective treatment for depression.
1401. Depression - Treating Symptoms (2)
Doctor Jon Lieberman outlines three treatments for depression - medication, talk therapy, and a combination of both. The combined approach has consistently been most successful.
2322. Electroconvulsive Therapy - Effectiveness
Doctor Abraham Zangen explains that electroconvulsive therapy can be an effective treatment for patients who do not respond to antidepressant medication.
1402. Serotonin Receptors and SSRIs
Doctor Jon Lieberman discusses the propsed mechanism of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), a controversial treatment for depression.
2323. Depression and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Doctor Abraham Zangen discusses a treatment developed by his group that uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to treat depression.
2331. Altered BDNF and Dopamine Levels In Depression
Doctor Abraham Zangen point out that dopamine and BDNF levels in the nucleus accumbens and hippocampus of depressed patients are different. Treatment with antidepressants or ECT can impact these differences.
1394. Depression - Mortality
Doctor Jon Lieberman explains that the mortality rate for individuals diagnosed with depression disorder is as high as 15%.
1396. Depression - Recurrence
Doctor Jon Lieberman explains that if an individual has had a depressive episode, the probability of having another increases significantly.
1397. Depression - Lifestyle
Doctor Jon Lieberman describes some of the life-events that may have been a factor in his first major depressive episode at 52 years of age.