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Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Knowledge Quiz

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1. What is the primary therapeutic mechanism of action for Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)?

2. Which of the following conditions is commonly treated with ECT?

3. What is a common side effect associated with ECT?

4. Under which circumstance is ECT typically considered as a treatment option?

5. What type of anesthesia is used during an ECT session?

6. ECT is known to be particularly effective in treating which symptom of depression?

7. What safety measure is commonly employed to minimize muscle contractions during ECT?

8. How does modern ECT differ from earlier forms of the procedure in terms of electrical stimulation?

9. Which of the following is a contraindication for ECT?

10. In which decade did Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) first begin to be used as a psychiatric treatment?