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Is electroconvulsive therapy effective for ocd. is there any permanent side effects?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Electroconvulsive th: Traditionally electroconvulsive therapy has been used to treat severe depression when other modalities have failed. Amnesia is a common side effect but generally improves. Some muscle aches may occur after the treatment. This treatment has also been used for OCD and schizophrenia. I haven't seen any significant permanent side effects but I've seen impressive results in severe depression.
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