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Synonyms for electroconvulsive therapy
ɪˈlɛk troʊ kənˈvʌl sɪv, ɪˌlɛk-elec·tro·con·vul·sive ther·a·py

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  1. electroconvulsive therapynoun

    shock therapy

  2. electroconvulsive therapynoun

    A biomedical therapy for severely depressed patients in which a brief electric current is sent through the brain of an anesthetized patient, abbreviated ECT.

    shock therapy

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  1. electroconvulsive therapy, electroshock, electroshock therapy, ECTnoun

    the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma

    electroshock, electroshock therapy

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  1. electroconvulsive therapy

    ECT, electroconvulsive treatment, electroshock, electroshock therapy, shock therapy, shock treatment

  2. electroconvulsive therapy

    Insulin coma therapy, shock therapy (in part)

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  1. Ohio State Carpenter:

    If you have what we refer to as a treatment-resistant depression, we may use things like TMS — transcranial magnetic stimulation — and we still use ECT, or electroconvulsive therapy. So there really is a large compendium of therapies available, the key is getting care. The vast majority of people will have their symptoms remit with proper treatment through psychotherapy and/or medication.

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  • elektrokonvulzivní terapieCzech
  • ηλεκτροσπασμοθεραπείαGreek
  • sähköshokkihoitoFinnish
  • elettroshockterapiaItalian
  • terapie-electroșoc, terapie electroconvulsivăRomanian
  • электросудорожная терапияRussian
  • elchockSwedish

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