ECT is effective in helping an individual with addiction reduce the symptoms of co-morbid mental health conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, etc. when conventional treatments have not been effective.
ECT is generally considered safe with mild and temporary side effects that resolve over time. However, it may be risky for individuals with medical complications such as heart issues. Moreover, physical examination should be done before considering ECT’s administration.
The number of ECT sessions required depends on the severity of the individual’s condition and their response to the treatment sessions.
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