Depression, ECT and recovery

Posted by edeleo @edeleo, Feb 12, 2012

For anyone suffering from depression or considering ECT, watch this story:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ystUgL8vQo&context=C3cd36f5ADOEgsToPDskKZIOJVmRUKoxwYI-M62VYW

Liked by Roxie43, China, Useless

Edeleo,
How are you?

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@roxie43

Edeleo,
How are you?

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Doing great! Just busy with work and I always have this ECT documentary project in the back of my mind. How are you doing?

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@roxie43

Edeleo,
How are you?

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Im surviving and much better than I was but it’s a struggle at times. I wanted to have the maintenance ECT but the headaches were intolerable because I already suffer from migraines. I still believe it saved my life.
Thank you for checking in! I always think of you..
Take care,
Rox

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@leanne

I am skeptical, it makes no sense to me that random burning and killing off of brain cells will fix the physiological structures in the brain that were malfunctioning to cause the depression in the first place. The brain is complicated, we need more research to get to the root of the cause of chronic depression. Resorting to failed 1960’s treatments seems like a copout to me. ECT didn’t work for my mother during the dark ages of the mental health industry, why go backwards. There has to be something better.

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Nothing in medicine is 100%. You need to be more open minded and more informed before making such severe comments. For many, especially those that can’t take antidepressants because they can’t be tolerated, this is a very good alternative, other than suicide

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I’ve had life saving success with ECT. It’s been 6 yrs since my last major depressive episode. I did maintenance ECT afterwards for about 2 yrs and kept up with meds until about 2 yrs ago. Was feeling great. Started very low dose of meds 5 mos ago due to panic attacks. Now I’m starting to feel signs of depression again. Can I go back to ECT or will I have to wait since it’s not severe? I was badly treatment resistant and by the time I did ETC after each episode I was at rock bottom and out of commission for months. I don’t want to do that again. I can’t stop my life and job for months on end,

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