My psychiatrist and I are considering embarking on the long ECT journey, but I'm wondering if anyone here has actually had it? I'm treatment resistant major depressive disorder, would appreciate hearing anyone's experience!
Is it used for help you sleep I have been taking this since 2006 what I have insomnia??
Has anyone experienced memory issues after ect treatments? I have heard stories of ect erasing memories of patients and messing with their short term memory as well.
My doctor offered ECT as a treatment,did any one tried it ,does it really help in reliveing depression ,and what about meomery lose is it major
In 2009 I had major depression. Had 50 ECT treatments in 10 months! Anyone else who had that many in that time?? So far never met anyone with same experience. Suffered severe long term memory loss.
I had the same treatment. My mood improved. I have extreme long term memory loss. Wondering if there is a way to get those memories back.
How has it affected your brain? Ive done 16 rounds and my memory is completely shot.
Have you found relief from your depression with this treatment?
I did 6 treatments in 2007. I was supposed to do 11 but I was so confused and couldn't remember anything. But it did help the depression some
Hi. I suffer from major depression and anxiety and have suicidal thoughts nearly every day and I am wondering if ECT would be right for me. I'm on clonazepam aka klonopin for my anxiety and it seems to work quite well though I know they don't recommend taking it long term. I take a low dose of abilify and take 150mg of Zoloft each morning for my depression and I'm not sure if either 1 is working
Who do i talk to about the possibility of ECT? I see my psychiatrist for the first time tomorrow… read more
I've had it done to me, was barbaric though, they fed me proplus & 5 of the nurses held me down while I fitted
Who hs tried Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when other depression treatments haven't been effective.
Or Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure, done under general anesthesia, in which small electric currents are passed through the brain, intentionally triggering a brief seizure. ECT seems to cause changes in brain chemistry that can… read more
Seriously does ect hurt and how exactly does it work