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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% (747 Members) find Electroconvulsive therapy helpful

Electroconvulsive therapy Reviews

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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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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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I use bilateral ECT now. It is effective, but hard on my memory. Modified bilateral only gave me the side effects.
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had 3 treatments and felt WAY better. Thinking of getting more.
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Sometimes it works, but not too often lately.
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A horrible, violently barbaric experience. But it helped a little.
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