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Which conditions does electroconvulsive therapy treat?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Shock therapy

Electroconvulsive treatment has been shown to help medication resistant depression.

In brief: Shock therapy

Electroconvulsive treatment has been shown to help medication resistant depression.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depression + more

Ect is the most potent treatment for both bipolar and major depression.
Persons with bipolar depression respond more rapidly, requiring about 1/2 as many treatments to completely improve. ~60% of depressed individuals who undergo ECT remit. 50% will relapse in 6mos, though. Ect is used to treat severe psychotic illness but is less effective. There is research into treating parkinson's with it.

In brief: Depression + more

Ect is the most potent treatment for both bipolar and major depression.
Persons with bipolar depression respond more rapidly, requiring about 1/2 as many treatments to completely improve. ~60% of depressed individuals who undergo ECT remit. 50% will relapse in 6mos, though. Ect is used to treat severe psychotic illness but is less effective. There is research into treating parkinson's with it.
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox
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