Electroconvulsive therapy or ECT is a medical treatment that has been around for centuries and has recently gained in popularity, but not without some controversy. ECT involves delivering a brief electric current to the brain, which induces seizure activity and, through it, its therapeutic benefit. While the procedure may sound simple enough, witnessing it being performed on a patient was anything but simple and routine. This month's contributors explores the many complex and challenging issues that confront psychiatrists and those they care for.

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