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Re: Electroconvulsive therapy

Posted by Dr. Bob on January 13, 1999, at 6:48:43

In reply to Re: Electroconvulsive therapy D. Bob, posted by alan on January 12, 1999, at 9:12:46

> > >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".

> Is that all? While people suffer terribly, and some die due to suicide;while careers and marriages fall apart? If that is all, why don't Docs immediately suggest ECT before pulling out the prescription pad, and let the patient decide he does not want to be eleectrcuted even after being fully informed?

Some doctors are probably afraid of how their patients would react if they even brought up "electrocution". And some doctors probably have outdated ideas about ECT themselves. :-(





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