What are the benefits of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)?

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Potential benefits of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) include:
  • Relief from symptoms.
  • A full or partial recovery from depression or another mental health condition. While ECT is generally effective, there is no guarantee of effectiveness. There is also no guarantee of how long a positive effect will last.

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