What are possible adverse effects following electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)?

Updated: Sep 24, 2019
  • Author: Mehul V Mankad, MD; Chief Editor: Dennis M Popeo, MD  more...
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Headache is common. It can be treated with medications such as aspirin, acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, sumatriptan, [98] and, rarely, more potent analgesics such as codeine. [1] Muscle soreness and nausea may occur. [1] Mania resulting from ECT is rare. [1]


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