BRIEF STIMULUS THERAPY (BST)

n. a form of electroconvulsive therapy wherein the electrical charge is made brief. The duration of therapy is decreased to that short enough to stimulate a seizure. Also called brief stimulus technique.

BRIEF STIMULUS THERAPY (BST): "A Brief Stimulus Therapy (BST) is shortened in duration in order to lessen side-effects like confusion and memory impairment."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BRIEF STIMULUS THERAPY (BST)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/brief-stimulus-therapy-bst/ (accessed March 28, 2020).
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