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What are the risks of electroconvulsive therapy?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience in Clinical Psychology
There are a few : The most common risks or side effects that could occur with ECT are headache, upset stomach, and muscle aches. Some people may also experience minor memory problems, especially of events or new learning that took place around the time of the treatment (or just after it). These difficulties are usually brief. Etc has been shown to be quite effective in treating severe depression and other symptoms.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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