Disorders and therapies
By: Giulia Caramellino and Ashley Benhayoun
Double blind method
Double blind method in the study of drugs and other substances
Charecteristics of antianxiety drugs
Disorders treated by antianxiety drugs
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
Electroconvulsive therapy is used when severe depression is unresponsive to other forms of therapy or medication. ECT can also be used when patients pose a threat to themselves or others and can not wait until medications take effect.
ECT is one of the safest and most effective treatments for depression. During ECT electrodes are placed on the patient's scalp and controlled electric current is applied while the patient is under anesthesia. The electric current causes a brief seizure in the brain. Typically, patients go in for 10 sessions.
ECT is a quick and safe way to relieve symptoms in severely depressed and suicidal patients. It's also very effective for patients who suffer from severe phobia, mania, or other mental illnesses.