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Electroconvulsive Therapy:Dartmouth clinic 'bursting at seams'
Despite the lingering stigma from the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the demand for electroconvulsive therapy treatments has been steadily growing.
Over the last decade, usage has risen about seven per cent a year, says Dr. Michael Flynn, the psychiatrist in charge of the ECT treatment clinic at the Nova Scotia Hospital in Dartmouth.
ECT is a medical procedure that uses a brief electrical stimulus to the brain to treat certain types of major mental disorders.
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