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23 January, 13:10

The risks of ECT

a. include short-term intellectual impairment.

b. have been completely eliminated by modern improvements in the procedure.

c. are so severe that the use of ECT has been banned by law.

d. are negligible, as long as appropriate precautions are taken.

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  1. 23 January, 13:54


    Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is a medical or psychiatric treatment most commonly used in patients with severe major depression or bipolar disorder that has not responded to other treatments.

    ECT involves a brief electrical stimulation of the brain while the patient is under anesthesia.

    Although ECT is generally safe, it has been traced with cases of short-term memory loss and intellectual impairment as side effects.
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