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RIDE THE TIGER | The Benefits of Electroconvulsive Therapy | PBS

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RIDE THE TIGER premieres Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET on PBS.

ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy) — better known as shock treatment – is still often thought of negatively. What is surprising to some is that ECT induces remission in upwards of 80 percent of people. It’s very rapidly effective, particularly in people with bipolar disorder experiencing severe depression.