Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: ECT- Unilateral vs. Bilateral, Side effects ?

Posted by Dave A on June 3, 2000, at 17:04:39

In reply to Re: ECT- Unilateral vs. Bilateral, Side effects ? Dave A, posted by SLS on June 3, 2000, at 7:36:40

> Dear Dave,
> Thanks for citing the article. I don't know if I will be able to read it, but perhaps I can get to it in the future.e
> > Other research: (Might help Scott too.)
> >
> > My P-DOC gave me the MAY 2000 issue
> > of Archives of General Psychiatry, and it
> > gives a good, current article on Unilateral
> > vs. Bilateral, as well as some stuff on
> > continuation therapy to prevent relapse.
> > This is something I might have a problem
> > with. In each of my previous treatment sets, though incomplete, the positive effects only
> > lasted about a month.
> Have you decided to continue with bilateral or unilateral?
> Are the bilateral treatments you are currently receiving considered to be high-dosage?
> I would be interested to know if your doctor would consider using an antidepressant to help with prophylaxis.
> - Scott


I'm not sure whether they were high or low
voltage. I did it several times a while ago.
I believe the best results I had were when
I did high voltage. Each time I was also on
a moderate dose of Prozac (if this is what you
mean by prophylaxis). Also, the article
said that a TCA with lithium was the best to
prevent relapse. Maybe you could try that or
Prozac during the initial treatments. Also,
I think that augmenting with caffeine can help.
If I'm correct about my previous sessions,
High voltage bilaterals might be your answer.

P.S. I think if I do it again I will try
high dose unilateral.






Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:Dave A thread:33082