When most people think of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), or shock therapy, they imagine a strapped-down patient writhing in pain, or an outdated, barbaric treatment no longer in use. Here are some common myths and facts about the procedure.
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No matter what the cause of depression, negative thinking can keep you from getting better. Find out how to break the cycle and get to a happier place using these 12 tips recommended by therapists. View slideshow