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Any Positive comments for ECT Treatments

Posted by Danielj on January 13, 2017, at 12:21:42

Has anyone received recent ECT treatments that helped them.
My son has been on a lot of different medications for Schizophrenia
over the last 14 years and still has problems
He is ready to try ECT. What do you think?

 

Re: Any Positive comments for ECT Treatments

Posted by baseball55 on January 13, 2017, at 18:23:34

In reply to Any Positive comments for ECT Treatments, posted by Danielj on January 13, 2017, at 12:21:42

> Has anyone received recent ECT treatments that helped them.
> My son has been on a lot of different medications for Schizophrenia
> over the last 14 years and still has problems
> He is ready to try ECT. What do you think?

ECT didn't help my depression in the least, but I know many people who swear by it for depression. Kitty Dukakis has written about it. There was recently an article in the New York Times about her and her advocacy for ECT (within the past two weeks). But I have no idea whether ECT is helpful with schizophrenia. When I have been hospitalized on general psych wards (more times than I care to count), the ECT patients were all depressed. People with acute psychotic episodes seemed to be treated only with meds.
Good luck to you and your son!

 

Re: Any Positive comments for ECT Treatments Danielj

Posted by Horse on January 14, 2017, at 1:47:21

In reply to Any Positive comments for ECT Treatments, posted by Danielj on January 13, 2017, at 12:21:42

Carrie Fisher wrote about her maintenance ECT as helpful, although she described transient memory loss. I found this brief article about schizophrenia and ECT. http://tinyurl.com/zjoomtf

I'm sorry your son is having a difficult time. What symptoms are you treating?

 

Re: Any Positive comments for ECT Treatments

Posted by Lamdage22 on January 14, 2017, at 7:10:46

In reply to Re: Any Positive comments for ECT Treatments Danielj, posted by Horse on January 14, 2017, at 1:47:21

dont do it. I have seen about 5 ECT patients and none of them were better. Just much more forgetful.

 

Re: Any Positive comments for ECT Treatments Danielj

Posted by phidippus on October 7, 2017, at 14:59:10

In reply to Any Positive comments for ECT Treatments, posted by Danielj on January 13, 2017, at 12:21:42

Nooooo...ECT is not for schizophrenia. If he has depression, yes. What is he on?

Eric


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