ECT depression therapy should be suspended, study suggests

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52900074

The use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to treat people with depression should be immediately suspended, according to a new study.

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I agree. I did ECT and it did not help, it was a bad experience. :dolphin::dolphin::dolphin:

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Why you did ECT? Its not for schizophrenia my psychiatrist told me…

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For negative symptoms like depression. :hatching_chick::hatching_chick::hatching_chick:

My pdr said negative symptoms of sz are different from depression and refused to prescribe antidepressants or ect.

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They made me do it when I was in the psych ward, I think it was for the wrong reasons. :lion::lion::lion:

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Yea its hard to differentiate depression from the negative symptoms of sz.

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Antidepressants (serotonin improving substances) can cause mania in affective disorders like bipolar depression. Negative symptom comes under affective disorder category.

I’m followed by and follow

https://www.nationalelfservice.net/author/samei-huda/ on Twitter. He quite often retweets my comments . There’s quite a lot of animosity between him and the likes of Peter Kinderman, John Read and Lucy Johnstone, who are all psychologists.The psychiatrists tend to be pro ECT and psychologists anti it . The psychologists mentioned are rather pally with antipsychiatry MIA types . The psychologists are very much of a ‘burn psychiatry to the ground’ school of thought , but offer little in the way of constructive alternatives .

I had ECT in 1975/1976 and 1978 . First time round it wiped out most of what I’d been studying for A level. The second time the memory difficulties didn’t happen , but it wasn’t that effective. Side effects were minimal.

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