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Re: is lowering seizure threshold theraputic

Posted by etoc on May 5, 2005, at 20:44:49

In reply to is lowering seizure threshold theraputic, posted by linkadge on April 30, 2005, at 22:57:40

> If ECT works by causing a seizure, is there theraptutic effect in these meds being slightly proconvulsant.
> Linkadge

Actually, it's the reverse. Each successive session of ECT Highers your seizure threshold. So in theory, the end effect of ECT is a temporarily or semi-permanently highered seizure thershold.

It's possible that the effect of ECT, is actually not stimulation of the brain or even the actual seizure itself, but rather, the end result of a higher seizure threshold.

It also bears note that the reason for needed continual ECT session is to keep the brain from returning to it's previous seizure threshold limit.




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