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Shock Therapy Brings Relief to Patient
Jenna Bierma had been suffering from depression since the death of her sister several years ago.
Counseling and medications were not providing the relief she hoped for. She recently began undergoing Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) under the guidance of Dr. Pirzada Sattar, a psychologist at Jennie Edmondson Hospital.
Shock therapy, as it is known, delivers an electric shock to the patients brain. Research has shown 60 to 80 percent of patients have a positive outcome with the treatment.
Dr. Sattar says the treatment can be safer than medications and is hoping the restrictions on its use will be lifted so more patients can benefit.
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