Teens Given Electroshock Treatment Showed Few Bad Effects
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- Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), giving electrical shocks to the brain, is
a quick and effective way to treat patients with severe depression who do not
respond to medications.
- Adolescents who undergo the procedure do not experience any long-term
memory loss or brain damage, according to a new study from Paris.
- Some experts say that ECT is underutilized, and several states in this
country forbid the use of this therapy among adolescents.
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