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Electroconvulsive therapy 1938 – 100volts, awake Today – Anesthesia mmm and muscle relaxer How does it work?
80% success rate for treatment of severe depression Memory loss (possible) 2:00min – 8:00min (6:00min) (2:55min total)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8K37POBojs
Magnetic Stimulation Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulations (rTMS) Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulations (rTMS)
Awake Magnetic field only penetrates to the brain’s surface Stimulate or dampen particular areas of brain Left frontal lobe = depressed patients No seizures, no memory loss
Brain Stimulation Alternative Neurostimulation Therapies
Psychosurgery Remove or destroy brain tissue Lobotomy Cutting main neurons to the frontal lobe = mental vegetable “Discovered” 1930s – performed widely until 1950s when antipsychotics were introduced (5:11min total)