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How does ECT work?

Before the procedure, the patient has an IV inserted and general anesthesia. Once the patient is asleep, a brief intense electrical current to the patient’s head is applied which induces a brief motor seizure which generally lasts less than a minute. In total a patient is asleep for 5 to 10 minutes. Patients are monitored in the recovery room and then released.

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