Hello everyone. First time poster here. It is a relief to find a forum with such kind, caring members.
A bit of background: I have been diagnosed with major depression, anxiety with panic attacks and agoraphobia. I also have an auto-immune disease.
I am presently under the care of a psychiatrist,and have been for the last year-and-a-half, but I am not feeling any better at all. I am also seeing a counselor for cognitive behavior therapy, which I feel is useless. I 'm sure my depression stems from (emotional) childhood traumas I have chosen to forget.
The reason I am writing this is to ask anyone on this board if they have went through ECT. My psychiatrist told me last year that if I do not start to respond to medication, he will have to "shock" me. I am terrified of having to go through this, and have been telling him what he wants to hear, just so he won't press the issue of making me go through these treatments. (He suspects by my history of taking anti-depressants, I have become "medication resistant.")
Any suggestions are appreciated. Thank you in advance.