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can electric shock therapy cause degenerative brain disease while it's treating somebody's depression?

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Dr. Ernie Ordonez
56 years experience Bariatrics
Depends: Upon how long one session last and how many times the shock treatments must be done/.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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