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Hi There, I'm a 47yo woman suffering from clinical depression. I have been under psychiatric care for around 8 months, trying several different medications, none of which have worked, some which gave me quite bad side effects. My Doctor has suggested that Electroconvulsive Therapy may be my best option. I trust my doctor, and I have done some research of the proceedure, but I need some other opinions on the safety and risks, and even possible alternatives. Im pretty scared about it all. Krissy
Yes, I was in the same situation about 20 years ago. I underwent therapy (with the same doctor I am currently seeing) while trying to find a medication that worked. He came to the conclusion that I was clinicaly depressed, and didn't need therapy. When we found the combination of drugs that worked, the change was instant and great. I have also had some therapy this time, and he felt again, that my depression is clinical.
No, I don't have any medical conditions.