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My psychiatrist of 15 years has recommended ECT for major

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My psychiatrist of 15 years has recommended ECT for major clinical depression - severe and recurrent.
Another family member, a Navy physician, also thought I would be a good candidate for the procedure.
There are lots of places I can "read up", but I'm asking you first. (?)
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Moe Zafarani replied 10 months ago.

I'll be glad to help.

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.

Warm regards,

Expert:  Moe Zafarani replied 10 months ago.

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Also feel free to let me know if you have more questions.
Warm regards,

Customer: replied 10 months ago.