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You have not mentioned the short term memory loss so I assume that you are fairing well with that side effect. ECT is an extremely effective treatment for refractory depression-depression that does not respond to medicine. Usually the problem is as I said with short term memory loss, and if this is not the case I would suggest you continue because of its extremely effective results. The positive effect is not a placebo reaction, but the treatment working. If the treatments are not given on an appropriate schedule, there is severe lessening of its its effect. Therefore I would recommend a continuation of the treatment as the results can be spectacular.
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