Essays Tagged: "Electroconvulsive therapy"

Are Electro-Convulsion Treatments Harmful?

knew the problems that ECT caused the patients.I think that evidence shows that electro-convulsive therapy is harmful and that it should not be administered to anyone. Two accounts in 1992 I found sh ... sed death, or where the person was turned into a vegetable. Unless vast improvements are made, this therapy should not be used and should be considered dangerous.

(4 pages) 28 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

he floor from having had slashed his own throat.McMurphy never did leave and he was given a form of therapy called ECT, electro-convulsive therapy, and after many sessions this left him in a near-coma ... movie ended with Chief escaping after it had been said that it couldn't be done.Electro-convulsive therapy is a technique used to treat disorders such as major depression and schizophrenia. Patients ...

(4 pages) 62 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Psychology 101 Biomedical Therapies

patients, allowing them to live near normal lives. Another aspect of biomedical therapies is Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). This is where electric shocks are induced into the brain to treat s ... pril 2005. 1-4. http://www.chclibrary.org/micromed/00062560.htmlHealthy Place - ECT. "All about ECT Electroconvulsive Therapy" Retrieved 27 April 2005. 1-2.http://www.healthyplace.com/communities/depr ...

(2 pages) 58 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

ECT(shock therapy) in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

Electroconvulsive therapy, also known as ECT, is a type of psychiatric shock therapy. ECT involves t ... 1930s, Ugo Cerletti, the Italian psychiatrist, came up with the idea for treating human beings with Electroconvulsive therapy. He was observing the barbaric act of slaughterhouse hogs being electrocut ... lew over the cuckoo's nest played a major role in discrediting the use of ECT.Patients that receive electroconvulsive therapy can expect to experience short-term memory loss, confusion, nausea, headac ...

(3 pages) 56 0 4.2 Jun/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"The Tender Place" by Ted Hughes

"The Tender Place" is an affectionate poem in which Ted Hughes contemplates and describes the Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) inflicted on Sylvia Plath. The human impulse behind this poem is to ... straps. Whether your teeth were still whole."Throughout the whole poem, Ted Hughes talks about the Electroconvulsive Therapy inflicted on Sylvia, as if she had not done it voluntarily but was done to ...

(4 pages) 4780 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Bioethics

Thesis: Is it ethical to use Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) as treatments for mental illnesses? TMS was introduced in 1980's bec ... h could manifest as a result of treatment, responded to aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol ®), etc.Electroconvulsive therapy has been effective in the past in treating patients with mental disorders. ...

(9 pages) 44 0 4.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Methods of Therapy

in treatment and when it is appropriate, as well as examining the helpfulness and utility of ECT, (Electroconvulsive Therapy) and Psychosurgery.First of all it would be very helpful if there was a de ... therapy sessions are not enough there are other possibilities, such as ECT or Psychosurgery. ECT or Electroconvulsive therapy is the "treatment of disorders...like major depression by passing an elect ...

(9 pages) 208 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Methods of therapy

in treatment and when it is appropriate, as well as examining the helpfulness and utility of ECT, (Electroconvulsive Therapy) and Psychosurgery.First of all it would be very helpful if there was a de ... therapy sessions are not enough there are other possibilities, such as ECT or Psychosurgery. ECT or Electroconvulsive therapy is the "treatment of disorders...like major depression by passing an elect ...

(19 pages) 201 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Depression: Diagnosis and Treatment

either of the above mentioned treatments they may find relief from their depression with the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). According to the National Institute of Mental Health (2008), "Patie ...

(4 pages) 83 0 4.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Overview and Evaluation of Available Treatment Options for Bipolar Disorder

Disorder, the options available for treatment are mainly limited to prescription drug treatment and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). Within the Allopathic (mainstream medicine) community, the most com ... ed; This being due to convince of prescription drug treatment and the strong stigma associated with Electroconvulsive Therapy (Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 2008).Psychosocial treatment option ...

(6 pages) 30 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Depression

n days to several weeks if used regularly. Some other types oftreatment also include Psychotherapy, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) in severe cases,and therapy.Bipolar disorder was previously called m ...

(3 pages) 10 0 0.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

"Abnormal Psychology"This is an essay on the film 'A Beautiful Mind' discussing whether the ideas and depictions of Schizophrenia were accurate and relevant to the context in which the film was based (Nash's life time)

text of the film.The methods used to try and treat Nash of his mental disorder in the film included electroconvulsive therapy, taking a special medication and social rehabilitation. These particular f ... realistic and plausible treatments that are/have been used for the management of schizophrenia. The electroconvulsive therapy shown in the film was accurate with the patient being injected with a subs ...

(3 pages) 3 0 0.0 Jul/2013

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Mental Illness Therapy - ECT

1 Mental illness therapy: should electroconvulsive therapy be abolished? Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), as known as electric shock ... ent is continuously raised among patients. Psychiatrists and historians who support the adoption of electroconvulsive therapy highlight the advantages to life of patients with improved mentation (Bras ... se arguments from different books and journals in order to demonstrate the importance of abolishing electroconvulsive therapy at this stage in long term. Linda Andre (2009), an author and former ECT p ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness