A 19-year-old female asked:
What are your thoughts on electroconvulsive therapy for treating mdd?
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Psychiatry 27 years experience
It can be very: effective in the treatment of severe, recalcitrant depression. It is also a safe option for elderly patients who may not be able to tolerate antidepressant medications.
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