Bipolar Depression Treatment -- What to Do if ECT Fails
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the most effective treatment available for bipolar (or unipolar) depression (Around 78% of people who get ECT show improvement, according to an United States Food and Drug Administration analysis, this is much higher than any drug.) but ECT is often thought of as a treatment of last resort. This is the case because of concerns over possible, serious ECT side effects like amnesia. But if ECT is the treatment of last resort, what do you do if that treatment fails?
Life After ECT Failure
No, of course they don't. While you might think that there are no treatments left after ECT, you would be wrong. I had ECT and it didn't work and I am still here to tell the tale. Not only that, I'm more well now than I have been in a long time.
In short, there is life, and wellness, after ECT fails.
ECT Failed -- What Do I Do?
Tracy, N. (2014, November 30). Bipolar Depression Treatment -- What to Do if ECT Fails, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, August 19 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/breakingbipolar/2014/11/bipolar-depression-treatment-what-to-do-if-ect-fails
Author: Natasha Tracy
I'm not looking for validation that's it's dangerous. For some people, it likely has saved their lives. Kitty Dukakis is one of them. But ECT provokes much passion, pro and con. Many of those who posted sound like me. Thank you for sharing.
sketimine inhilation for treatment resistant bipolar depression
Have had couple Hundred ect... depression remains,, memory sux
ECT creates organic brain syndrome and the minor euphoric state some people experience is not "depression lifting"; it is brain damage.
In this day and age, how can anyone advocate for this "procedure"?