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Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) & Long-Term Cognitive Effects in Major Depression (2023 Review)

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has long been a controversial yet potent treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD), particularly in cases resistant to conventional therapies. Despite its effectiveness, the long-term cognitive effects of ECT have been a subject of intense debate. A recent meta-analysis offers new insights into these cognitive changes, shedding light on the nuances of …

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Cognitive Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Causes & Treatment

Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness characterized by both positive and negative symptoms. In addition to the traditional positive symptoms like hallucinations and negative symptoms like emotional withdrawal, there are profound cognitive symptoms. It was originally thought that cognitive deficits were only found in elderly individuals with schizophrenia. However, much research has found that impaired …

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