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Electroconvulsive Therapy



Well-known member
May 16, 2009
I've just had my second ECT session and I thought to ask you lot about it. Has anyone here had ECT? Is it any good?

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I've just had my second ECT session and I thought to ask you lot about it. Has anyone here had ECT? Is it any good?

I had ECT in 2003, I went through about 5 sessions, then after the next treatment I went into a Grand Mal seizure which the medics had great difficulty bringing me out of, I was very poorly for a while. I now have epilepsy and am on medication.
This was probably a one off reaction, but I didn't have any further treatments.
One nurse who worked with ECT treatments described it as barbaric.

I believe however, that ECT has proven to be a successful treatment for many other people. After my experience I am sceptical about its effectiveness.



Well-known member
May 26, 2009
Hi there,yes I've had ECT many years ago,I'd stopped eating and weighed 7 stone ,I did start eating again but not because of that.I think ECT is brutal but apparently does work?for some people.Good luck,
Wendy x
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