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Suggest treatment for Schizophrenia

male, 25 years suffering schizophrenia since 19, has a clipped brain aneurysm. non responding to med. risperdal, olanzapine and clozapine plus an anticonvulsant because in higher than recommended dose. psychiatrist recommended ECT, I m his SDM can you tell risks in his case beside the memory loses from ect ?
Fri, 1 Mar 2019
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Hello,

Electroconvulsive therapy is proven to be effective in a number of psychiatric disorders.

Adverse effects may happen in rare cases and include arrhythmia, pulmonary complications, cognitive impairment such as disorientation, amnesia, etc.

It is indicated also in cases of medical treatment failure.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Erion Spaho, Neurologist, Surgical
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