Meaning : Electro Convulsant Therapy
Category : Medical
Sub Category : Treatment
What does ECT mean or stand for ?
ECT is a medical procedure where the patient who is suffering from mental illnesses like bipolar disorder,depression,anxiety,manic depressive and others are administered this shock therapy.
It involves attaching small electrodes to the head and giving a small electric shock to the brain in order to correct these incurable illnesses.It is called as”convulsant” because it induces a convulsion or seizure to the patient.