hi horse crazy. i am jamie, male, 37.
i have had a course of treatment (ECT) in 2004. a course is 6 treatments. a course of treatments is usually over 6-8 days. there are two areas they focus on, either it is done on a single polar or on both . i had it done on both polars.
short term memory is somewhat effected, sadly people think you do not get it back, and you do. each of us are different, and i respect this, however i have done a lot of evidanced based research into the effectiveness of ECT. ECT is not given lightly, it is the last bastian of treatment for resistant type depressions, for me it was a life saver. yes you do get groggy and fuzzy at first. that is for the first 2, after this i was better, sometimes your head is sore, but this passes.
the seizure is very minimal, slight movements in fingers and toes, sorry no one flew of the cuckoo's desk!!! the electric current is very weak, the procedure takes one point five seconds. you are out to it, and you may wake asking if am next, i did this after each one!!! you are given mild sedation before hand, thus you are asleep and wake 10-15 minutes later.
for me it took a fw months to fully receive the benefits of the treatments. please note that some people have more than one course of treatment, and some have maintenance only. 1-2 single treatments every month. there are other treatments coming in as well. one is alike ECT, that is transcranial stimulation, also theswan has been receiving a similar treatment that requires no induced seizure as well. Transcranial Stimulation does not induce a seizure as well. hoping this info helps. ECT helps to refire the synapses in the brain. me, i am a a massive fan and advocate for the treatment of people who are very unwell and are extremely depressed and when all else is failing.
with compassion. jamie.
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