Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 85445

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ECT ever make depression worse? and questions

Posted by adamie on November 28, 2001, at 17:46:54

hi. i maybe considering having ECT again. lst time it was 6 treatments maybe bi-frontal. it seemed to maybe help a little if at all. I was also on zyprexa at the time.

Is it ever possible that ECT can make one's depression worse afrerwards? Becaise I was after put on celexa and my not life threatening depression was turning to pure hell. But I guess it was just the celexa and not some ECT after effect. Ever since after the ECT though I have been feeling much worse on and off my meds. maybe it's just a seasonal effect.

regardless i am willing to try ECT again. How many treatments is required to be effective? 8-16? bi lateral, uni lateral? is bi frontal bad? please reply.

 

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Posted by adamie on November 28, 2001, at 18:00:15

In reply to ECT ever make depression worse? and questions, posted by adamie on November 28, 2001, at 17:46:54

i only had 6 treatments. would more be required to create a response?

 

Re: ECT ever make depression worse? and questions adamie

Posted by Cam W. on November 29, 2001, at 1:05:25

In reply to ECT ever make depression worse? and questions, posted by adamie on November 28, 2001, at 17:46:54

Adamie - Everyone responds differently to ECT. I am not well versed in ECT, but I have rea a number of studies in which bilateral ECT seems to be more effective than the unilateral kind. As to the number of sessions needed, I really don't know.

FWIW - Cam


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