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In regards ***** ***** based on research and my own clinical experience it can be highly effective for major clinical depression. Sometimes, more than one treatment is needed, but most often people do fine with one treatment. Most often these patients have a component of psychosis associated with their depression, but this is not a requirement. Depression is tough, and I don't believe the medical community still has a good answer about it, but ECT does remain one of the most effective tools to help patients and families regain a meaningful recovery - just be aware that it may not be long lasting.
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