ECT

ect-

  1. variant of ecto- before a vowel: ectal.
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Contemporary Examples of ect

  • One option for unresolved depression is electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

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    Robin Williams’ Deadly Depression

    Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad

    August 12, 2014

  • At the extreme in this genre is ECT, or shock therapy, which induces seizures—and is typically used as a last resort.

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    Can This Gadget Cure Depression?

    Casey Schwartz

    November 30, 2010

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British Dictionary definitions for ect

ECT

abbreviation for
  1. electroconvulsive therapy
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ect in Medicine

ECT

abbr.
  1. electroconvulsive therapy
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