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A 35-year-old female asked:

Is electroconvulsive therapy an effective treatment for dysthymic disorder?

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Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes, but...: It is usually reserved for cases that are refractory to initial standard therapies. For example, when ssris and other medications with psychotherapy do not work ECT or electroconvulsive therapy can be considered. If you are suffering from depression please seek help from a psychiatrist or psychotherapist, remember exercise is also an antidepressant!
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
ECT: It can be used for clinical depression unresponsive to medications or other treatments or if cannot tolerate medications.
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