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What are the cognitive side effects of ECT?

ECT may include memory side effects and thinking can be distorted. Memory difficulty during the entire course of treatment is not uncommon. Overall, ECT today causes far less memory loss than ECT in previous decades. For most patients, a small degree of temporary memory difficulty is a reasonable side effect to tolerate given likelihood of substantial improvement in depressive symptoms.

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