Disease Information for Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Amnesia/event, retrograde/antegrade
Blackouts/Event amnesia/temporary
Impaired judgement/signs
Psychiatric manifestations/problems/difficulties
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Stool Microscopic polys present
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Transaminase elevation (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
WBC
ALT (SGPT) (Alanine transferase) (Lab)
CK-MM (Lab)
WBC/White Blood Cell Count/Leukocytes (Lab)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Amnesia
Leukocytosis
Pulmonary edema/non-cardiogenic
Vertebral collapse/pathologic fracture
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Process
PROCESS/Iatrogenic (category)
PROCESS/Psychoses disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Relational/psychiatric (category)
PROCESS/Surgical procedure/complication (category)
Definition

Electrically induced convulsions primarily used in the treatment of severe affective disorders and schizophrenia.

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