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Has Anyone Ever Tried “Electroconvulsive Therapy” ? Did It Work for You ?

Question by Mr. X: Has anyone ever tried “Electroconvulsive Therapy” ? Did it work for you ? Apparently many psychiatrists claim that “Electroconvulsive Therapy should only be used as a last resort and that the results are not always promising, however I also heard that it can be a good tool in controlling severe depression and ultimately allowing the patient to overcome their depression. Have you ever tried it ? Best answer: Read more... ...

Mother, Daughter to Recount 'Chaos' of Bipolar at Mental Health Luncheon

...  Daughter to Recount 'Chaos' of Bipolar at Mental Health Luncheon Through electroshock therapy, depression, mania, cutting, bulimia, drug and alcohol use, and endless struggles with the wrong medications, it was ultimately their trust and shared truths that helped Linea Johnson get her life back. The inspiring … Read more on Times of San Diego The Profound Power of the 9/11 Museum The unlikely strategy of using a live virus to treat cancer took yet another step forward this week with the news that scientists at the Mayo Clinic had treated two adults with the ...

The Mood Elevator, a New Brain Training for Stopping the Blues

...  Mood Elevator, a New Brain Training for Stopping the Blues The paper states that "These results suggest that [this] training is more likely to significantly decrease depression in a sustained fashion in such patients than the following treatments: switching medications, psychotherapy, electroshock therapy … Read more on PR Newswire (press release) Injection Objection: Adverse Vaccine Reactions To avoid fatal consequences, anaphylactic shock must be treated immediately with the intravenous (IV) administration of epinephrine, an adrenal hormone that acts as a heart stimulant and muscle relaxant. Further immune-mediated reactions can be … Read more on TheHorse.com Tags: electroshock therapy, shock therapy, pr newswire ...

Finally, a Real-Life Memory-Erasing Technique for Humans

...  A Real-Life Memory-Erasing Technique For Humans Get your Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind references ready, because scientists have just figured out a way to erase bad memories using — you guessed it — electroshock therapy. Get ready for on-demand forgetting. It's a real thing now. A team of … Read more on Gizmodo Australia Soul rebel with a cause No teacher or friend knew what to do because Conor himself didn't know what depression was until a doctor told him when he was 19 years old. He was working for a printing firm in Midleton, having quit school at the start of his … You've heard or read … Read more on Irish Examiner Read ...

Groundbreaking Ottawa Course Uses Robot to Teach ECT to Psychiatrists

Groundbreaking Ottawa course uses robot to teach ECT to psychiatrists His chest rises and falls and his eyelids flutter as Dr. Kiran Rabheru affixes electrodes to his shoulders and forehead in preparation for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Mr. Smith tells the doctor he's … The exercise was part of a groundbreaking … Read more on Ottawa Citizen Corrie's Bev Callard: 'I thought I was going to be sick on my first day back!' You'd received treatment for clinical depression, and were back in time for screen son Steve's wedding to Becky. But it seemed to be too … "I'd had 12 general anaesthetics and electroconvulsive therapy, and I was back on set three months later. I'd … Read more on What’s On TV Read more... ...

Electroshock Therapy for Depression: Electroshock and Its Abuse

Electroshock, or ECT (electro convulsive therapy) was first developed by psychiatrist Ugo Cerletti in 1938, who was witnessing pigs being slaughtered by first being incapacitated by electric shocks, making it easier for butchers to slit the pig’s throats and bleed them to death. Cerletti first experimented on pigs. Then he turned his experiments on humans. The convulsions brought on by electroshock broke people’s teeth, jaws and fractured spines and more. The shock introduced grand mal seizures, a wild electrical storm that travels around the skull seeking an exit, ripping and boiling flesh at high temperatures. The resultant dead brain tissue leaves the patient with severe memory loss. With between 120 to 460 volts scorching through steaming flesh one wonders why this treatment is not listed as torture. Read more... ...

First Person: It's Hard to Send a Pet to Heaven

First Person: It's Hard to Send a Pet to Heaven She was also part of our family crises, like the time she got into a fight with some animal outside that resulted in a puncture wound just when Marsha was undergoing breast-cancer treatment. "Your cat might need a port for her medicine," the vet told … Read more on National Geographic Don't Miss the Sentinel's Feature on Drug Addiction Finally, responsible recreational users will not face the destruction of their lives at the hands of the legal system, and will be less likely to enter the depression/drugs death spiral so common of people whose previously productive lives are torn … Read more on Free Keene Read more... ...