My partner gets ECT and it's amazing! It was really scary at first. We also did the research and it scared the hell out of us. But, the alternative was...continued severe depression? suicide? She was drastically improved after the first one. She went through a series of treatments and now gets them every 2 to 3 weeks. The side effects are minimal. She usually has a headache for a day and her short term memory isn't the best but it never was so no major change there. I know it won't be for everyone but it is definitely not what we all picture from movies. If you trust your doctors, think about it again.