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Old 06-12-2018, 02:22 PM   #11
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can you tell me more about the memory loss side of things please.... I am seriously considering this
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can you tell me more about the memory loss side of things please.... I am seriously considering this

I wouldn’t go by one persons experience. I think ect effects people very differently.
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Here's one website with some information on ECT: The International Society for ECT and Neurostimulation

I've had ECT twice, 22 treatments each time. Unfortunately for me even though it had some very brief benefits the confusion cognitive problems and memory issues were too severe so treatments were stopped each time. They tried 2 different types of ECT about 4-5 months apart. It helps to have a good support person while you're going through treatments. Even though it didn't work out for me I know it can be life saving for many people. So as other people have said do some research and see if you feel it's something you feel in your heart is worth trying. I hope things work out for the best for you.
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Originally Posted by Só leigheas View Post
I've tried multiple medications and different therapies. I'm still like this. Nothing works.

My T wants me to consider ECT. The idea scares me a bit, but more than anything I don't want to get my hopes up and then shut down. It happens every time.

He also told me about a long-term IP program I would go to while undergoing the therapy. That doesn't sound like something I'm willing to do, either.

How many of you have undergone ECT? Did it help in the long-term or did the relief dissipate later on?

I'm one of the lucky ones! Although my depression began when I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Disease at age 5 and is certainly treatment-resistant, I became a Social Worker AND a Mental Health Clinician. I'm very keen on the science and know that, regardless of our reservations, ECT remains the Gold Standard when it comes to treatment of clinical depression. After 4 sessions, I knew that ECT was a success for me but I was forced to stop owing to problems with anasthesia (because of a missing enzyme in my blood!). If you take a look at the science, you will see that I am right!! It is THE most successful treatment for clinical the entire world!!
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