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Re: Electroconvulsive therapy

Posted by Dr. Bob on January 9, 1999, at 12:03:34

In reply to Re: Electroconvulsive therapy/ Toby? Dr.Bob?, posted by alan on January 9, 1999, at 2:49:55

> I have often read that ECT is the fastest working and most effective treatment currently available for affective disorders. But it is used only after many other treatents have been tried and failed. To a layman, that sounds insane. I assume there must be a good reason for this. What is it?

I think Kelli put it well:

>We all had these images in our heads that I was going to have permenant brain damage and that it was going to destroy my memory and cerebral functioning for the rest of my life- I think we ALL think that. We have images of Frankenstein and "One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest".





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