Procurement Trends: Electroconvulsive Therapy Stimulators - October, 2021

October 1, 2021 | Procurement Trends


Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) involves placing electrodes on the scalp and applying electricity bursts to alter the metabolism of neurotransmitters thought to be involved in various mental disorders. ECT is intended—often as a last resort—for patients with severe symptoms that do not respond to medication and psychotherapy. Electrical brain stimulators apply stimuli (electric shock) to a patient's brain to induce convulsions and loss of consciousness. The stimuli are applied through electrodes placed on an unshaved scalp or on bare...

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