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Is electroconvulsive therapy (ect) effective?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Electroconvulsive

When a person with major depressive disorder does not have an improvement in mood, despite trying conventional antidepressants under a psychiatrist's supervision, electroconvulsant shock therapy may be beneficial.
Before trying it, asked your doctor to explain all of the postential short and long term effects.

In brief: Electroconvulsive

When a person with major depressive disorder does not have an improvement in mood, despite trying conventional antidepressants under a psychiatrist's supervision, electroconvulsant shock therapy may be beneficial.
Before trying it, asked your doctor to explain all of the postential short and long term effects.
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Can be very effective for depression, but it is of course a fairly drastic measure with adverse effects.

In brief: Yes

Can be very effective for depression, but it is of course a fairly drastic measure with adverse effects.
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Dr. Anthony Mosley
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