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Amnesia is the most commonly discussed side effect of ECT (American Psychiatric Association 2001; Sackeim 1992; Squire 1986). Memory difficulties increase over an index course of treatments and diminish once ECT is stopped. Less often, memory function may actually improve following ECT, especially when depression-related cognitive deficits or frank pseudodementia is present. Amnesic effects with ECT are more prominent and last longer in patients with preexisting cerebral disease, larger numbers of treatments in a course, or bilateral stimulus electrode placement, particularly when treatment frequency is maintained at three times weekly.

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