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  • abbr. electroconvulsive therapy

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  • electroconvulsive therapy

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Examples

  • Do the Catholics in ECT right now take the same position on justification as Neuhaus and Dulles?

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  • Querulous – ECT is a tricky one, I think, as it’s interesting to hear you say (and I know you have professional authority to say it with) that it does help.

    Stinking Thinking « Tales from the Reading Room

  • And then of course there's ECT, which is supposed to be a wonderful modern invention: electricity has been used for years to "heal" people's who are mentally ill, though it is still not understood what the mechanism is that makes it work.

    Electricity: the Road to Health

  • As I have been reintroduced into my world by electroconvulsive therapy more commonly known as ECT for those oh-so-fortunately familiar with it and electroshock for those who are notreintroduced to my life at the ripe old age of fifty-two.

    Wishful Drinking

  • How common is it, then to use what we're calling ECT?

    CNN Transcript Feb 19, 2005

  • There is no evidence, however, of cerebral anoxia during succinylcholine-modified ECT, which is probably explained by the very small amounts of oxygen used up peripherally by the paralyzed muscles.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • When there was no improvement after the first week, Dr. Masterson continued to explain, he considered electroconvulsive treatment, or ECT, which is the equivalent of rebooting a computer versus determining the reason for the errors.

    Body of Evidence

  • The 52-year-old told GMTV the ECT was a "last resort" but helped her on the road to recovery.

    Inside TV Blog

  • The ECN-nonce uses two bits of the IP header called the ECT bits.

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  • The ECT is a therapy and it aims to control acute depressive and manic symptoms.

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