Posted by SLS on July 31, 2003, at 5:50:06
In reply to Re: Actually no, posted by Psychquackery on July 30, 2003, at 18:49:15
> Why do you think its called electroCONVULSIVEtherapy? The convulsion, or grand mal seizure, is central to the whole thing. In fact these ECT docs even publish their own ECT journal and what its called? Its titled "Convulsive Therapy."
I would just like to point out that it does not follow from logic that just because a seizure is necessary for the successful use of ECT that it also be necessary for the successful use of rTMS. One could make an argument that a seizure is necessary with ECT because the power of the discharge is not localized to areas of the brain that are involved with its therapeutic effects. As such, the spread of a generalized seizure would be necessary to include those areas. On the other hand, rTMS can be focused on individual brain structures.