Definition of electroconvulsive
: of, relating to, or involving convulsive response to electroshock electroconvulsive shocks
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How does TMS differ from ECT (electroconvulsive therapy)?
Some professionals attest that electroconvulsive treatments work better than medication, but scientists have done little research in this area.
Prescribing medication has been deemed ineffective, and electroconvulsive therapy is considered unethical.
Now, 15 years later, the Dukakises have emerged as the nation’s most prominent evangelists for electroconvulsive therapy.
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Medical Definition of electroconvulsive
: of, relating to, producing, or involving a convulsive response to a shock of electricity electroconvulsive shocks
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