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What are effects of shock therapy?

What are effects of shock therapy?

Few.: Memory loss and confusion are short term problems and should not be a barrier to a treat severe depression. Certainly there are other side-effects but uncommon. It is much more palatable then when i did psychiatry in medical school and a resident. Electricity is used, while Insulin is considered passe. ...Read more

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What are the usual effects of electroconvulsive therapy?

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What are the usual effects of electroconvulsive therapy?

Positive & Negative: Ect is reserved for the most severe cases. ~ 60% will go into remission, ~20% will respond some, & ~20% will not improve. 50% will relapse in 6mos. Most common immediate side effect is headache. Memory impairment is the most serious side effect but is mitigated by electrode placement. Right unilateral (RUL) is as effective as traditional bilateral placement, but memory is much less affected. ...Read more

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What are the effects of photodynamic therapy?

What are the effects of photodynamic therapy?

Photodynamic Therapy: It uses non-toxic light-sensitive compounds that when exposed to light, they become toxic & destroy diseased cells such as cancer cells. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of testosterone therapy and anti-coagulation therapy?

What are some of the side effects of testosterone therapy and anti-coagulation therapy?

Side effects: I presume you are a male on testosterone replacement. There are risks and benefits and lab studies should be done every three months. Testosterone by injection is far less expensive than other options for testosterone but that might be the treatment of your doctor's choice now that you are on anticoagulation therapy. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of electroconvulsive therapy?

What are the benefits of electroconvulsive therapy?

Symptom relief: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has improved significantly since its initial development in 1938. It is considered safe and effective, according the the national institute of mental health. The procedure is not painful and patients do not feel any discomfort. The benefits: likely remission of severe depression or other symptoms, and reduced relapse with follow-up treatments. ...Read more

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What are the side-effects of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

What are the side-effects of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

Wallet shrinking: I know of no side effects from this treatment other than changing of behavior. Some might not like the changes but I suspect most would appreciate it. One side effect might be breaking up abusive and controlling relationships and decreased neediness. Which side are you on? ...Read more

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What are side effects of adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy?

What are side effects of adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy?

Side effects: Side effects are same either neo or adjuvant. It also depends on type of therapy use. Nausea, vomiting, hair loss, lowering blood counts, lower immunity and some specific effects related to type of chemo. ...Read more

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What are effects from photodynamic therapy?

What are effects from photodynamic therapy?

Redness mild burning: In pdt, a medication is administered to reach a target tissue. Light of a specific wavelength is then used to activate the medication causing injury to the target cells. Pdt is often used to treat precancerous skin lesions. Light sensitive medication is first applied to the skin where it is taken up by the abnormally growing precancerous cells. Light is then applied to cause specific cell injury. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

What are the benefits of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

Inpatient success: In a 2002 study DBT, a form of cognitive behavioral therapy provided in an inpatient setting for three months seemed be successful in reducing symptoms related to depression, anxiety, poor inter- personal functioning, poor social adjustment, global psychopathology and self-mutilation in patients with borderline personality disorder. It is now considered the gold standard for treatment of BPD. ...Read more

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I plan on combining hypnotherapy with cognitive behavioral therapy. Are the results of these therapies temporary or permanent?

I plan on combining hypnotherapy with cognitive behavioral therapy. Are the results of these therapies temporary or permanent?

Depends On You: For a moment think of an important muscle in your body. To strengthen and enlarge the muscle we must exercise it. Once we reach our desired strength and size, we must maintain it with continued exercise. The brain is no different. After courses of psychotherapy and hypnosis, you must continue to practice the skills you learned and use the insights gained. Then your efforts can last forever. ...Read more

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Are ascites a side effect of radiation therapy?

Are ascites a side effect of radiation therapy?

I have no: Clue what was irradiated, how long ago and for what purpose, but ascites is not even on my list as a possible adverse effect of radiotherapy. I'd first need to know what he cancer was...Many cause ascites. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of i131 ablation therapy?

What are the side effects of i131 ablation therapy?

Hypothyroidism: Usually i 131 treatment is used for treatment of hyperthyroidism. It is quite safe but often leads to hypothyroidism 12 plus months later. Hypothyroidism is easily treated with a once a day supplement of thyroid. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of undergoing nicotine replacement therapy?

What are the side effects of undergoing nicotine replacement therapy?

Depends on strategy: With the nicotine patch, it is sometimes redness around the patch site. Be sure to alternate sites. With the gum and lozenge, not much, but people complain about the taste sometimes. With the inhaler, not too many issues. With the nasal spray, some people feel it triggers thoughts of other drugs if they have a history of snorting other drugs. ...Read more

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Are there risks of electroconvulsive therapy?

Are there risks of electroconvulsive therapy?

Yes: Although electroconvulsive therapy is generally performed under general anesthetic, the brain may still be damaged. In fact memory loss is a common side-effect. Other cognitive changes may occur. ...Read more

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What short term side effects of radiation treatment?

What short term side effects of radiation treatment?

Minimal: Radiation is usually free of side effects for the first 2-3 weeks of use. Then it can cause some mild local skin redness or sun burn like effects. It can also cause sores in the mouth or any mucosal area which is in the field of radiation. Some fatigue or nausea can be experienced on rare occasions. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of long term oxygen therapy?

What are the side effects of long term oxygen therapy?

Oxygen as a drug: Mostly related to delivery through nose including dryness/bloody noses. This can create free radicals so it can contribute to negative changes to the airway itself. ...Read more

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What is the experience of electroconvulsive therapy?

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What is the experience of electroconvulsive therapy?

Varies: Ect treats depression - about 60% of those who receive treatment are not depressed at the end of treatment. During the procedure, patient's are put to sleep and paralyzed for about 5 minutes. During this time, an electrical signal causes a seizure which lasts from 20 sec to 2 min. Upon waking, there is some disorientation lasting up to 15 to 30min. Memory loss depends on electrode placement. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

What are the complications of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

None: DBT is a treatment approach used by therapists trained in it.It heals by teaching life skills in 4 categories: mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal and distress tolerance.Clients using DBT work on it outside of therapy & can learn it through individual or group therapy.It is neither a medicine nor a cure-all,but can be really effective when used well, in and out of the therapy office. ...Read more