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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
615
62%
Bipolar Disorder
92
79%
Self-Injury
9
67%
Anxiety
7
86%
Schizophrenia
7
43%
Overall, 65% (769 Members) find Electroconvulsive therapy helpful
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Electroconvulsive therapy Reviews

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Working / Worked
seemed to work, memory loss though, lost a whole year plus
Working / Worked
I had it done during Christmas vacation from work and it was done within too short of a time span. I had memory loss during that time period, but I can't tell that it helped.
Working / Worked
DIDNT HELP AT ALL
Working / Worked
horrible, but it did help. I have forgotten a lot through that period of time when I was having ECT
Working / Worked
At the time I think it helped for a while
Working / Worked
helped with depression for sure and also...sparked my interest in the end at what things i could remember and couldnt. not sure i consider this matter settled yet lol.
Working / Worked
I lost alot of my memory. By having ECT's done it helped with self harm injury.
Working / Worked
It is a damaging, violent method that will one day be equated to lobotomies.
Working / Worked
Worked amazingly well. 30 treatments between Aug. and Dec. 2011. Still having memory problems. Very quickly relapsed.
Working / Worked
Have maintenance ECT every year works for a number of months at a time, only treatment that does work.
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