Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), formerly known as electroshock therapy, and
often referred to ..... Unilateral ECT may be used first to minimize side effects (
memory loss). When electrodes are plac...
Apart from the side effects of having ECT, there were also suspected side effects
from having the general anaesthetic and sometimes it was difficult to tell the ...
These side effects can be treated with medications before or after the ECT. ...
confusion resulting from the combination of anesthesia and/or ECT treatment.
Aug 21, 2014 ... WebMD explains electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic ... Many of the
procedure's risks and side effects are related to the misuse of ...
Dec 18, 2012 ... But if you're considering ECT, chances are good you want answers. Is it safe?
Will it work quickly? What are the side effects? Following are ...
This is followed by additional treatments and in some cases “maintenance ECT”
on a less frequent basis, such as once a month or once a year. Side effects of ...
Yet ECT persists because it can be a uniquely effective treatment for severe
depression and other mental ... The most common side effect of ECT is memory
Jun 23, 2014 ... Several adverse side effects are associated with the use of ECT. However, the
United States Surgeon General's report states that there are no ...
Dec 29, 2013 ... There are no easy answers for long term effects of ECT. It has to be ... Bilateral
ECT has more severe memory side effects. Feb 28, 2014.
The severity and prevalence of the side effects appear to result in part from failure
to ensure that ECT is administered in conformity with current clinical practice ...