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Electroconvulsive therapy 1938 – 100volts, awake Today – Anesthesia mmm and muscle relaxer How does it work?

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2 Electroconvulsive therapy 1938 – 100volts, awake Today – Anesthesia mmm and muscle relaxer How does it work?

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4 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

5 Magnetic Stimulation Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulations (rTMS) Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulations (rTMS)

6 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

7 Brain Stimulation Alternative Neurostimulation Therapies

8 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)


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