A 36-year-old member asked:
Can ect causse permanent damege?
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Psychiatry 55 years experience
May be.: Ect used today is considered fairly safe and unlikely to cause permanent brain damage. However, I have seen several reliable patients who have reported having significant memory problems since their ECT treatment many years ago. Applying the electrodes unlaterally to the non dominant hemisphere is reported to cause less memory problems
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Psychiatry 26 years experience
ECT: After immediate treatment there may be unto 24 hour of confusion
in the long run, most likely less than 1 % chance of permanent memory issues.
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Last updated Oct 24, 2017
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