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Stimulators, Electrical, Brain, Convulsive Therapy

Definition : Electrical brain stimulators that apply stimuli (electric shock) to a patient's brain to induce convulsions and loss of consciousness. The stimuli are applied through electrodes placed on an unshaved scalp or on bare skin over the temples; stimuli are not usually targeted toward specific areas of the brain. These stimulators typically consist of a console with controls, displays and printers, and electrodes; some also include monitors (e.g., electrocardiograph, electroencephalograph) to display vital signs during treatment. The shape, duration, and repetition rate of the electrical stimuli applied by these stimulators determine the amount of energy reaching the brain. Convulsive therapy electrical stimulators are used to treat patients with major depression, schizophrenia, and mania.

Entry Terms : "Convulsive Therapy Stimulators" , "Electroconvulsive Therapy Units" , "ECT Machines" , "Electroshock Units"

UMDC code : 11484

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MECTA Corporation has defined the highest standard of excellence in the field of ECT neuromodulation devices through evidence-based research since its inception.

Medtronic Inc

Company Type: Parent

At Medtronic, we're changing the face of chronic disease. By working closely with physicians around the world, we create therapies to help patients do things they never thought possible.

Somatics LLC

Company Type: Parent

In 1938 the first patient ever to receive ECT made a full recovery. Now, 75 years later, ECT remains the safest and most effective treatment for severe depression.

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