The Pros And Cons Of Electroshock Therapy

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Electroshock therapy will not cause extreme pain to the patient. The other side will argue that electroshock therapy is barbaric, as ECT causes injuries to the patients. ECT was new in the 50s and patients were injured from inexperience ( Arkowitz & Lilienfeld). Medical researches thought that longer pluses were efficient and lacking to secure the patient in place. Recent technology has dramatically decrease injury as the treatment time is cutted down. The treatment time consist of lower pluses, which brought fewer side effects than the original (“Electroconvulsive Therapy”). Patients go under sedatives before their treatment, which makes ECT complications rare (Davis). The only common side effects of ECT is memory loss, but patients are informed
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