Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been stigmatised since being unfairly depicted in Hollywood. Photo: AlamyElectroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been stigmatised since being unfairly depicted in Hollywood. Photo: Alamy
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been stigmatised since being unfairly depicted in Hollywood. Photo: Alamy

Depression treatment: drugs, behavioural or electroconvulsive therapy – which works the best?

ECT has been used to treat depression and other mental illnesses for 80 years. A study suggests it may be more effective than previously thought, and comes at a time when views about using medication to treat depression are changing

Topic |   Wellness
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been stigmatised since being unfairly depicted in Hollywood. Photo: AlamyElectroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been stigmatised since being unfairly depicted in Hollywood. Photo: Alamy
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been stigmatised since being unfairly depicted in Hollywood. Photo: Alamy
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