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after electroconvulsive therapy can he tell me his experience?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
No: Ect is administered under anesthesia. The person is "asleep" at the time and cannot later report what the actual ECT was like. Also, ECT produces a grand mal seizure, so even without anesthesia, the person would not be conscious at the time. Of course, the person who received ECT could tell about his experience just before and after the treatment itself, and may appreciate your interest.

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