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This article is from the Depression FAQ, by Cynthia Frazier with numerous contributions by others.

36 How long do the beneficial effects of ECT last?;

While ECT is a highly successful way of helping people come out of depressions, it has to be followed by antidepressant therapy. If antidepressants are not administered after a series of ECTs, there is a 50% relapse rate within 6-months.

 

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