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Elaine R. (@mrser52)

Bipolar and ECT Treatments

Mental Health | Last Active: Nov 20, 2020 | Replies (50)

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Hi, @marjou – thank you for offering your experience with ECT. Sounds like talk therapy has been very beneficial for you. How did you find the right therapist to work with?

@mrser52 – how are things going with the short-term memory loss you experienced?

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Some memory has come back with time.
I read somewhere that in searching for a therapist (or any doctor), that we as patients conduct an interview as well of prospective doctor. I used to view as one sided interview more so as doctor/patient. At one so called initial meeting (or interview) I had provided doctor or therapist a synopsis or overview of medical treatment, diagnosis, medications up to that point and see what their viewpoint or other optional treatments. Had a couple of questions or issues that were important to me and listened to their answer. There also needs to be mutual listening, respect and understanding for both parties. Most of all is there a plan, expectations, or goal in mind. A lot to consider. Hope this is helpful.

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