I'm BP II, was very ill, and actually had a total of 77 ECT's. I am on the road to wellness now, thanks to a very special pdoc, who put me on the right meds.
I wrote this for my blog, which turned out to be a very controversial article. Many, many responses....so thought it may be of interest to you. I'm just including the first paragraph. I don't write professionally; just for me and my blog (which is not for profit), whose aim is to educate and get the word out about mental illness stigma.
ECT –Will #54 Do The Trick?
It was decided: Wednesday would be the day. I’ve kept count; it will be #54, another nightmare procedure producing nil results and I’m pessimistic. I have to keep going, plodding along, slowly – ever so slowly to somehow reach the top of the mountain. I’ve lost most of my faith in ECT, including most of my long-term memory, but what else is there, what else to do? more....
Blog Name: "Living in Stigma"
Article name: http://cherished79.wordpress.com/2007/06/16/ect-will-54-do-the-trick/