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I have tried counseling interventions hospitalizations for

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i have tried counseling interventions hospitalizations for my depression and its starting to take a hold on me. where can i turn to
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Ralph LMHC replied 7 years ago.

if you have tried the various medications available today, but have found no relief, one of the alternatives to you is electroconvulsive therapy or ECT. ECT is not what is portrayed in the media. It is done while you are asleep under the supervision of a psychiatrist and anesthesiologist. You are giving a muscle relaxants as well as sleep medication so that the convulsion that occurs is extremely minor, sometimes only the twitching of a finger demonstrates the convulsion. ECT has approved a lifesaver where nothing else has worked. There is one major drawback and daddy is that it severely impacts on short-term memory for approximately two-three weeks. After which the short-term memory usually returns. I suggest that if you've had numerous hospitalizations and tried many of the new medicines as well as therapy that you consider speaking to your psychiatrist about the possibility ECT, notably the pluses and the drawbacks. I hope that this information has been helpful I wish you the best.


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