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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

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Depression
608
62%
Bipolar Disorder
91
79%
Self-Injury
9
67%
Anxiety
7
86%
Schizophrenia
7
43%
Overall, 65% (761 Members) find Electroconvulsive therapy helpful
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Electroconvulsive therapy Reviews

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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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I received 13 shock treatments. Yes, it brought me out of my depression, ECT and a combination of drugs. Side effects were short term memory loss, almost 15 years later I still struggle with memory issues.
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Career-destroying short-term memory loss.
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It was very tough. If you have PTSD I wouldnt recommend this since those symptoms will come back threefold. Also what I wasnt told is that you dont recover all memory with time and you memory function can be compromised for ever. It worked in the short term saved my life but required a whole month of hospitalization.
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