The use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to treat people with depression should be immediately suspended, according to a new study.
I agree. I did ECT and it did not help, it was a bad experience.
Why you did ECT? Its not for schizophrenia my psychiatrist told me…
For negative symptoms like depression.
My pdr said negative symptoms of sz are different from depression and refused to prescribe antidepressants or ect.
They made me do it when I was in the psych ward, I think it was for the wrong reasons.
Yea its hard to differentiate depression from the negative symptoms of sz.
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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