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Unformatted text preview: ² lithium for bipolar (why does it work?) Electroconvulsive Therapy ± ECT : a brief electric current through the brain of an anaesthetized patient, used to treat severely depressed patients ± tried after drug therapy, can be very effective with three sessions, does show memory loss but no apparent damage ± what about repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)? Psychosurgery ± psychosurgery : surgery that removes or damages brain structures to improve behaviour ± lobotomy : disconnecting the frontal lobes from the rest of the brain (vs lobectomy) ± drastic and not reversible, so rarely used ± e.g., treatment of seizures...
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2010 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Ennis during the Spring '09 term at Waterloo.
- Spring '09