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Aside from effects in the brain, the general physical risks of ECT are similar to
those ..... Unilateral ECT may be used first to minimize side effects (memory loss).
Physical side effects. On the days of an ECT treatment, some people experience
nausea, headache, jaw pain or muscle ache. These generally can be treated ...
When medication fails to ease the symptoms of clinical depression, there are
other options to try. Brain stimulation techniques such as electroconvulsive
These side effects can be treated with medications before or after the ECT. ...
confusion resulting from the combination of anesthesia and/or ECT treatment.
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 ...
Apr 9, 2011 ... These are his remarks describing a research literature review of the risks and
primary side effects of ECT, as published in the public record of ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 some brief facts ...