Electricity and the brain

Learn more about the effects of electroconvulsive therapy on the brain ⎮ 29 min listen
Electricity and the brain

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) has a chequered history, but its modern iteration is nothing like the scenes depicted in films like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Used to treat severe depression and psychosis, ECT's side effects include some degree of memory loss. We delve into the discussion around benefits vs side effects, and speak to three patients about their varying degrees of success with the treatment in Electricity and the brain.

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