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Descriptor English:   Electroconvulsive Therapy 
Descriptor Spanish:   Terapia Electroconvulsiva 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Eletroconvulsoterapia 
Synonyms English:   Convulsive Therapies, Electric
Convulsive Therapy, Electric
ECT (Psychotherapy)
Electric Convulsive Therapies
Electric Convulsive Therapy
Electric Shock Therapies
Electric Shock Therapy
Electroconvulsive Therapies
Electroshock Therapies
Electroshock Therapy
Shock Therapies, Electric
Shock Therapy, Electric
Therapies, Electric Convulsive
Therapies, Electric Shock
Therapies, Electroconvulsive
Therapies, Electroshock
Therapy, Electric Convulsive
Therapy, Electric Shock
Therapy, Electroconvulsive
Therapy, Electroshock  
Tree Number:   F04.570.200.583
F04.669.224.300
Definition English:   Electrically induced CONVULSIONS primarily used in the treatment of severe AFFECTIVE DISORDERS and SCHIZOPHRENIA. 
Indexing Annotation English:   a psychotherapy technique: do not confuse with ELECTROCONVULSIVE SHOCK, an experimental tool
History Note English:   81; was SHOCK THERAPY, ELECTRIC 1963-80; ELECTROCONVULSIVE SHOCK was heading 1966-67 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AE adverse effects CL classification
EC economics ES ethics
HI history IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence MT methods
MO mortality NU nursing
PX psychology ST standards
SN statistics & numerical data TD trends
VE veterinary  
Record Number:   4637 
Unique Identifier:   D004565 

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