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A. Electroconvulsive therapy is effective for major depressive disorder, bipolar affective disorder (to treat mania and depression), catatonic stupor, and acute psychosis.

B. Electroconvulsive therapy may be used as a first-line treatment for depression, especially if associated with acute suicidal behavior or psychotic symptoms.

C. Elderly patients tend to have a better response to ECT than to antidepressant medication. Pregnant women who are severely depressed, and who want to avoid long-term fetal exposure to antidepressant medication, can safely undergo ETC.

D. Depression in Parkinson's disease responds to ECT with the added benefit of improvement of the movement disorder.

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