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HEAL BRAIN

Can a Brain Heal ?

Current scientific knowledge reports that when a nerve cell dies, it does not grow back.  However, existing nerve cells can grow branches or arms called dendrites that can connect to living nerve cells.  When your brain cells are reconnected, you obtain your previous level of functioning and that part of your brain is healed. Growing dendrites is a normal healing process of the brain. It is also part of the normal learning process.  When you learn a new complex behavior, the brain actually grows dendrites to make nerve connections more elaborate. To help the brain heal you need: Proper Nutrition Rest - A good night's sleep Stress Free Environment Stimulation Exercise - Stimulates circulation to provide nutrition to each cell Love & Nurturance - Support groups, Self-love In addition...

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ELECTROCONVULSIVE

Memory Loss & ECT

I pondered the question, "Why does ECT cause memory loss?" ECT research would only explain memory loss as a result/side effect of the treatment. So I dig deeper. What does ECT do?  It creates electric currents to pass through the brain, deliberately triggering a brief seizure. What is a seizure?   A seizure is the result of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Learning about seizures lead me to the word, "convulsions". Convulsions are when a person's body shakes rapidly and uncontrollably. During convulsions, the person's muscles contract and relax repeatedly.   This is the end result from a type of seizure.  Not all seizures result in physical reactions as strong as this.  Some are mild and undetected. So ECT intentionally produces convulsions.   That explains...

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ECT

ECT ( Electroconvulsive therapy )

What is ECT?  It stands for electroconvulsive therapy, formerly known as electroshock, a psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in anesthetized patients for therapeutic effect. ECT therapy is most often recommended for use as a treatment for severe depression which has not responded to other treatment, and is also used in the treatment of mania and catatonia. Electroconvulsive therapy can differ in its application in three ways: electrode placement, frequency of treatments, and the electrical waveform of the stimulus.  These three forms of application have significant differences in both adverse side effects and positive outcomes.  After treatment, drug therapy is usually continued, and some patients receive continuation/maintenance ECT. Immediately following treatment the most common adverse effects are confusion and memory loss.  The state of confusion usually disappears after a few hours....

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