Posted by Racer on January 12, 2006, at 12:46:03
In reply to What's my next step?, posted by TommyIsland on January 12, 2006, at 3:45:49
There are a lot of steps to try before heading in for ECT, Tommy. And I've heard a lot of good things about ECT from various people over the years, but I've never heard about it for obsessional thinking.
You didn't mention what the results were from CBT? If there was no improvement whatsoever, how long did you stick with it? What happened? I'm asking, because this is a perfect example of the sort of thing CBT is best for. If it didn't work for you, then try another form of talk therapy -- whether or not you try some new drugs, too.
As for drugs, there are so many now, and some of them are very helpful for this sort of thing. What have you tried so far, and what were the results? I know people with similar problems who have had almost miraculous results from Zoloft and from Luvox, so an SSRI might be a good first choice, with some other meds that might be good if those don't work.
And tell us a bit about your situation: do you work? Are you in school? etc.