Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Updates on ECT for Schizophrenia

Electroconvulsive therapy was initially utilized as a treatment for schizophrenia. However, it has become more commonly used in treatment-resistant depression since the introduction of antipsychotics to treat schizophrenia. However, for patients with schizophrenia who are not responsive to these medications, ECT remains an essential treatment modality more than 80 years after it was first tested in a human patient.

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