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What are the risks of electroconvulsive therapy?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: ECT

Some are confusion, memory loss & physical such as nausea, vomiting, headache, muscle spasms, increase heart rate/blood pressure.

In brief: ECT

Some are confusion, memory loss & physical such as nausea, vomiting, headache, muscle spasms, increase heart rate/blood pressure.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: There are a few

The most common risks or side effects that could occur with ECT are headache, upset stomach, and muscle aches.
Some people may also experience minor memory problems, especially of events or new learning that took place around the time of the treatment (or just after it). These difficulties are usually brief. Etc has been shown to be quite effective in treating severe depression and other symptoms.

In brief: There are a few

The most common risks or side effects that could occur with ECT are headache, upset stomach, and muscle aches.
Some people may also experience minor memory problems, especially of events or new learning that took place around the time of the treatment (or just after it). These difficulties are usually brief. Etc has been shown to be quite effective in treating severe depression and other symptoms.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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