Final Project – Catatonic Depression and the Effectiveness of Electroconvulsive Therapy

This topic really interested me mostly because there are several myths about it and although it is common and one of the most effective treatments for this condition, the exact way in which ECT fixes the brain is not really well understood. So, I wanted to find out more about why it is used and if the myths were true. In my poster, I try to inform the reader about how the electricity is incorporated and show the effects of the treatment. I chose to do a poster because it is a fun way to convey information about a topic that is new to me. Also, it breaks down the information in a way that it can be recalled later.

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http://healthland.time.com/2012/03/21/how-electroconvulsive-therapy-works-for-depression/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8010381

http://www.namihelps.org/Electroconvulsive-Therapy.pdf

http://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/65099/FullReport-hta9090.pdf

3 responses to “Final Project – Catatonic Depression and the Effectiveness of Electroconvulsive Therapy”

  1. Carlos Aizenman says:

    Great job distilling the important aspects in an informative way.

  2. Elbert Gong says:

    This poster informed me about a treatment that I didn’t know existed. It’s very interesting and it has a scary name. It’s interesting how the therapy focuses on inhibiting the “pessimistic parts” of the brain rather than, say, stimulating the “optimistic parts”.

  3. Madiha Shafquat says:

    I also chose to do a poster; I felt it was a little bit different and made content easier to digest. I really like your poster: it’s concise, but still gives a great overview of the treatment. I also really like how you narrowed your focus to a specific treatment and a specific syndrome.

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