(a) Identification. An electroconvulsive therapy device is a device used for treating severe psychiatric disturbances (e.g., severe depression) by inducing in the patient a major motor seizure by applying a brief intense electrical current to the patient's head.
(b) Classification. Class III (premarket approval).
(c) Date PMA or notice of completion of a PDP is required. No effective date has been established of the requirement for premarket approval. See 882.3.
[44 FR 51730, Sept. 4, 1979, as amended at 52 FR 17740, May 11, 1987]