Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treats some types of serious brain disorders or mental illness. It consists of sending small electrical currents through the brain that trigger a brief convulsion. It is estimated that around one million people in the world are treated with TEC every year, more than 3,000 in Spain. With this treatment the disease of many patients has improved and even remitted.

Substantiated information by:

Antonio Benabarre Hernández
Elisabet Macau Duch
Inmaculada Baeza Pertegaz
Miquel Bioque
Ricard Valero Castell

Published: 13 July 2018
Updated: 13 July 2018

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