Electroconvulsive therapy, known as ECT, has long been mischaracterized in pop culture, but in truth, this is a safe and effective treatment that has provided a road to recovery for many people with hard-to-treat depression. In this episode, we’ll talk with Dr. Sarah Hollingsworth “Holly” Lisanby, an internationally recognized innovator in ECT and other brain stimulation tools. We’ll dispel misconceptions about brain stimulation, learn how seizure therapies can help with depression, and touch upon the future of this life-saving treatment.

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Author: National Institute of Mental Health