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How often will you have memory loss after having electroconvulsive shock therapy?

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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Often: Very often! vns (vagal nerve stimulation) should really replace it.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 24 years experience
Always: Ect or electroconvulsive therapy works by causing a grand mal or generalized seizure. All grand mal seizures cause memory loss for the time around the seizure.

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