WHAT TO EXPECT
ECT involves a series of treatments, in which a small amount of electricity is used to produce a generalized seizure in the brain. These seizures are produced under carefully controlled circumstances while you are under anesthesia.
You will need to have a health history and physical assessment to determine if you are healthy enough to have ECT. An EKG, X-ray, blood work, recent medical history, physical, and additional medical tests may be required.
Some common side effects after an ECT treatment include:
Short-term memory loss
Nausea (upset stomach)