Tag: ECT

ECT Treatment

ECT Treatment

Electroconvulsive therapy or ECT has been in use for over 70 years in the field of psychiatry but it is still a contentious issue. Yet severely depressed patients may benefit from its use. Should the use of ECT be stopped some patients would not receive what could be seen as successful treatment for them. ECT [...]

November 12, 2012 More
How to Effectively Treat Affective Disorders

How to Effectively Treat Affective Disorders

Affective disorders, or mood disorders, are known to affect a person’s behaviors, feelings, and thoughts. Depression, for example, is a common and well-known affective disorder. Common Types of Affective Disorders Major Depressive Episodes Major depressive episodes are characterized by low or depressed moods, as well as various symptoms that affect a person’s sleeping habits, including [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Depression and pregnancy

Depression and pregnancy

Many women while pregnant or in the period that follows the delivery of a baby may be more emotionally stressed without meeting the criteria for any mental illness. Some of the normal psychological changes include anxiety, mood lability, and concerns about bodily changes and well-being of the fetus. Women are more likely to suffer mood [...]

August 22, 2011 More

General treatment recommendations

The goal of treatment in bipolar disorder is complete remission of symptoms with a return to baseline level of health and functioning. Unfortunately, at this time, there is no “cure” for bipolar disorder, but it is entirely possible for individuals with bipolar illness to experience long periods of freedom from symptoms or with minimal recurrence [...]

August 1, 2011 More