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Shock Therapy Effect on Depression Discovered After 70 Years as Treatment

(Bloomberg) After using electroconvulsive therapy for more than 70 years to treat severe depression, doctors say they now have discovered how it works…
In the study, nine patients scheduled to undergo shock therapy had their brains scanned using functional MRI before and after treatment. This type of imaging detects blood flow to specific areas of the brain. Then the researchers analyzed the brain’s connectivity using a new mathematical model.
Community: When I suffered from clinical depression more than 20 years ago, one of the older medications made me crazy, the newer ones didn’t work, and ECT didn’t work, either.
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