Posted by linkadge on November 18, 2004, at 20:46:51
In reply to Re: ECT, posted by Shalom34Israel on November 18, 2004, at 20:27:32
For starters. Having ECT or not having ECT does not determine the degree of courage that a patient has.
We all know that the greatest suffering in depression is not the side effects of ECT, but rather the suffering of depression itself.
So if you want to be completely logical, you are being more cowardly than me by having ECT done and eliminating your depression symptoms.
Secondly, calling people names such as wimpy or
cowardly says more about your own mental state than it does about anybody else's.
This is not a contest, it is about weighing the risks and benefits of any treatment with your own specific symptoms.
There are medication combination that I want to still try before resorting to ECT.
As Larry informatively stated, ECT is certainly not the cure for depression.
In fact, I'd rather have a Steriotactic Subcaudate Tractonomy before I'd have ECT.