Electroconvulsive Therapy

by Cathy Parkes August 20, 2021 Updated: September 15, 2021

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is used to treat severe depression that is unresponsive to drug therapy.  It is used in conjunction with drug therapy. It does not replace the need for medication!

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is used to treat severe depression that is unresponsive to drug therapy.

Short-term memory loss is EXPECTED after electroconvulsive therapy.

Note: ECT is used in conjunction with drug therapy. It does not replace the need for medication!



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