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(also known as ECT)
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a controversial medical treatment involving the induction of a seizure in a patient by passing electricity through the brain. Patients with any of several conditions often show dramatic short-term improvement after the procedure. more at Wikipedia

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Bipolar Disorder
Overall, 65% (768 Members) find Electroconvulsive therapy helpful

Electroconvulsive therapy Reviews

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Haven't tried this but am considering it.
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Worked well most times
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Seems to work for some but I don't recommend it.
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At first it seemed to help it lifted a severe depression I could not come out of. After another round of treatments I experienced a complete personality change and terrible memory loss.
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help but only about 6 months
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I will be happy to chat with anyone about ECT electro convulsive therapy. I have undergone treatment twice three and a half years apart six sessions each time. I feel incredibly spacey have trouble putting sentences together and have a poor memory. After the first ECT round I swore I would never do it again. But my mind came back. I know that while I suffer the side effects they will wear off.
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Biggest blessing ever and the only reason I'm alive. I've been on all other meds and had NO improvement, so, I didn't bother to check all of them off.
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It worked the first 2 times but not the third and I'm still having memory problems, not sure if it just me or if it was a side effect.
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Damaged my short term memory. 22 treatments in 11 days when I was talked into it by my pdoc at age 18.
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ECT seems to be the only thing that works for me. On a 3 week schedule; can't seem to go longer than that without falling back into depression.
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