Clinical depression is a serious disease characterized by deep sadness, Melancholia, and/or despair that disturbs one’s daily life. Heavy depression includes bipolar disorder (bead depression) and schizophrenia among other mental illnesses. Both can cause serious difficulties in everyday life, work, and relationships.
There are many maintenance options available for clinical depression treatments. There are pharmaceutical care, medical procedures, drugs, and psychotherapy. In the case of severe depression, more than one treatment is used at the same time. Drugs are used in treating severe depression. They fall to a certain classes.
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Electroconvulsive therapy is also known as shock therapy. The patient is given both a general anaesthetic and a muscle relaxer. When this procedure is done right a seizure will result – the relaxant is used to prevent this. Electrodes are put on the scalp and very controlled electric pulses are given and this causes brief seizure activity in the brain.
The patient’s muscles are relaxed so the only mild movement of the hands and feet occur. The patient wakes up a few minutes later and remembers nothing about the procedure or events surrounding it. They may be confused after the treatment. This procedure is usually prescribed to be repeated either in one month or in three months.