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Re: How can I protect myself?

Posted by OldSchool on December 20, 2001, at 14:03:33

In reply to Re: How can I protect myself? OldSchool, posted by judy1 on December 20, 2001, at 11:51:25

> Dear Eric,
> i once got a mental health directive from Bazelon i just have to find it. But i remember how helpful they were and thank you for reminding me of them- take care, judy

Judy, another idea to deal with any possible future psychotic depression would be to just tell your Pdoc upfront now that you would just wish to have ECT if you develop psychotic depression. ECT, particularly bilateral or bifrontal ECT, is the single most effective treatment known for psychotic or delusional depression. Perhaps creating another mental health directive dictating that in the event you develop another psychotic depression, your wishes are to just have ECT, including possibly bilateral or bifrontal ECT. This way youd get blasted out of the psychotic depression fast and be able to keep your baby.

Bilateral ECT oftentimes causes FULL REMISSION of depression symptoms, including psychotic depression. Side effects include memory loss and social stigma. Here is an article about it:

Sure youd lose some memory, as bilateral ECT in particular causes memory loss, but dont you think that would be preferable to going thru a bunch of mess fighting to keep your baby? Plus if you opt for ECT, that makes it appear that you are trying to fight this thing to the max, which would only look favorable on your part to the doctors and authorities who might wish to take your baby away.

ECT is effective for post partum depression, which is considered a particularly nasty type of mood disorder.

Old School




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