clever, can I ask why they are doing ECT on you? I see that you posted you have Schizoaffective disorder, do you have active symptoms from that? I was wondering if you have ever tried a medication called Clozaril? It is a wonder drug for many people who have this type of disorder and can give them back their lives. Of course it comes with some down sides as it is hard on the liver and can lower your white blood cells so they have to do weekly CBC's until the doctors are sure that your stable on it then they can move the CBC's up to every other week then once a month.
As for the VNS, it is my understanding that it isnt effective for schizoaffective, schizophrenia, and rapid cycling bipolar disorder. Of course, I'm not a physician so....
Hi clever, I'm sorry but I had to edit one part of your post due to it being a little graphic. - Thanks Elisha
Post Edited By Moderator (els) : 7/10/2006 10:11:33 AM (GMT-6)
Hi clever, Depending on what state you live in there are many residential care programs that can help. The Department of Mental Health should be able to assist you and your family in finding a suitable living arrangement that also will have the support services that you will need. Such as access to Psychiatrists, counseling and independent living assistance that will help you to reach a goal of being able to get an apartment on your own, if that is what you want to do.