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Temperatures and febrile convulsions in children - myDr.com.au

A raised temperature (fever) is a common event in childhood, but there are some steps that can help.

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Convulsions or seizures: children & teens | Raising Children Network

A child having a convulsion might go stiff, jerky or unconscious. Her eyes might roll back. See a GP. Call 000 for seizures that go more than five minutes.

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Mental Health Review Tribunal - Electro-Convulsive Therapy - (ECT)

Electro convulsive therapy (ECT) is used in the treatment of some types of mental illness, particularly severe depressive illness. In this procedure a general anaesthetic is given to the patient, followed by a muscle relaxing drug. A minimal electric current is then passed through padded electrodes placed on the patients head. The effect of the electric current is to produce convulsions, which are minor due to the use of the muscle relaxant. The treatment lasts for minutes only, and the number of treatments given depends on the nature of the illness. Electro convulsive therapy can only be given by a doctor who is experienced in giving ECT and this doctor must be accompanied by a doctor who is experienced in anaesthetics. ECT can only be given in an approved hospital or place.

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