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What tests would you need before electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for schizophrenia?

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If your doctor recommends ECT, you should get a complete medical exam, including your medical history, physical and neurological exams, a heart test called an EKG, and lab tests. Your doctor should closely check what medicines you’ve taken or are taking, too.

SOURCES: 

Rabheru, K.   Feb. 9, 2012.  J. ECT.

Petrides, G.  published online, July 29, 2011. Neuropsychobiology, 

Cleveland Clinic: “Schizophrenia.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on March 13, 2020

SOURCES: 

Rabheru, K.   Feb. 9, 2012.  J. ECT.

Petrides, G.  published online, July 29, 2011. Neuropsychobiology, 

Cleveland Clinic: “Schizophrenia.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on March 13, 2020

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