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How is an ECT test done?

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how many times a month is maintence ect done?
Posted Sat, 18 Nov 2017 in Brain and Spine
 
 
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 1 hour later
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Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Typically, ECT is given two to three times a week for a total of six to 12
sessions as a treatment.

Maintenance electroconvulsive therapy is indicated to relapsing depression, patients receive maintenance ECT weekly for one month, every other week for two months, then monthly for three months.

The frequency and duration of maintenance ECT are adjusted according to the clinical course.

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