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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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