Thinking Outside the Box - ECT

May 15, 2018

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Big surprise - movies and television are not always the most reliable sources when it comes to getting information about medical treatment.

Especially if you're looking into treatment for mental health issues.

Despite being a horror movie staple in the past, ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) is nothing like its traditional on-screen portrayal.  And not only that, it's effectiveness for some forms of depression far outstrips other options.