Controversial Electroconvulsive Therapy Helps Severe Depression, From The Harvard Mental Health Letter

Thu, 08 Feb 2007 02:00 PM EST

... Passing an electric current through the brain to induce a seizure is not everyone's idea of a therapeutic procedure. So it's no surprise that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been controversial. Fears of misuse are common, and efforts to restrict or abolish the practice have had some success. [click link for full article] ...