Community support for our brother bravely exercising his Constitutional right to a jury trial has been strong.
Electroshock Therapy The medical community introduced Electroconvulsive therapy ECTor Electroshock therapy, as a medical therapy in the s. The procedure involves placing electrodes on the forehead and passing electrical currents into the brain.
The electricity then causes a seizure which lasts 30 to 60 seconds on average. The treatment has always been controversial.
Patients were not sedated or given any sort of anesthesia in the beginning years of the therapy. The electricity used was also in high levels. It was a scary process that many patients feared.
Asylum knows just how scary of a treatment it was back then. It was nearly too late, however. The reputation was widespread. Today, patients receive anesthesia and electricity doses that are much more controlled. This makes the therapy much safer, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Patients also receive muscle relaxers that prevent the convulsive seizure most people think of. Even with modern changes, the treatment still has generally the same side-effects. It can damage short-term memory and, in rare cases, cause serious heart problems.
ECT is never used as a first line therapy, mostly because of its undesirable side effects and stigma. Today, it is more common to use talk therapy or pharmaceuticals to treat psychiatric issues. However, there is a reason the treatment is still used; it works.
Patients who cannot get relief from severe depression or schizophrenia often find the treatment to be extremely helpful. ECT is also used to treat patients who are at extreme risk for suicide and who suffer from severe mania According to experts, 75 to 85 percent of patients who receive ECT recover from their symptoms.
Cave paintings point to the practice being at least 8, years old. The procedure was originally thought to help cure migrainesseizures, and serious psychiatric disorders.
In modern medicine, trepanation is used to relieve cranial swelling. Some people undergo the procedure voluntarily in order to provide them with relief from psychiatric issues. Famously, Peter Halvorson performed trepanation on himself in with an electric drill.
To this day, he is an enthusiastic supporter of the technique.
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The practice has been done for thousands of years, for both health and religious reasons. The fact is, circumcision can help reduce infection, sometimes and in some babies.At his death, Mr. McWilliams was waiting to be sentenced in federal court after being convicted of having conspired to possess, manufacture and sell marijuana.
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