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A 34-year-old member asked:

I need your expertise, is ect, electroconvulsive therapy, safe and effective for depression?

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Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: Ect is actually the most effective treatment for depression, it works even when people have medication resistant depression. It can be done even while you live in your home, typically 2-3 times a week for 6-10 weeks.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Electroconvulsive Tx: can be both very safe and effective for recalcitrant depression.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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