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Indian J Psychiatry. 2002 Jul-Sep; 44(3): 228–239.
PMCID: PMC2954393



It is a myth that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) produces greater side effects and worsens the neurological condition when used in neurologically ill patients. With the advancement and sophistication in ECT practice standards and modification procedures, it can be safely administered either to treat selected neurological conditions or the co-morbid psychiatric illnesses without additional risks. However ECT should be administered only after thorough evaluation of risks and benefits in such individuals.

Keywords: ECT, Neorological illnesses

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