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Judge Rotenberg Center uses electric shock treatment on Asperger "students" by Bev Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:52pm 2 Comments video by Christschool "Students with Asperger syndrome are prone to violent and disruptive behaviors", according to Dr. Robert Worsham of the Judge Rotenberg Center, a residential "school" in Canton, MA. Some examples given in the video: rude comments, ignoring instructors, even (gasp) hand flapping. Crime: Rude comments and ... Read on »
Recovery from Alcoholism and Depression-My Story-Part 3.Time for the Shock Treatment (ECT). by alanb Patient Expert Posted Fri 26 Sep 2008 5:16pm "This is the third part of an article published in the South African YOU magazine. It caused quite a stir. It has been some time since I posted it on the blog. Have a read and it will give you an idea of my motivation in writing this blog. Not pretty but true." At the End of the Road After hospitalisation for ... Read on »
Shock Treatment-ECT saved my life. by alanb Patient Expert Posted Fri 26 Sep 2008 5:16pm I ended like this. Not a pretty sight-even for me. Shock Treatment, ECT, Electroconvulsive Therapy. Call it what you like but it still reminds many members of the public of legalised torture. In one of my previous postings I dealt with my recovery from life threatening depression. ECT saved my life. However around the world there a ... Read on »
a book against ECT by yumers Posted Tue 08 Jun 2010 7:09pm Not sure how I missed catching info about this book when it was first released, but there is a book by Linda Andre called Doctors of Deception: What They Don’t Want You to Know About Shock Treatment . Here’s the product description from Amazon: Mechanisms and standards exist to safeguard the health and welfare of the patient, but for ... Read on »
FDA ECT deadline looms by Liz S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 18 Dec 2009 9:25am I don’t claim to understand the way electroconvulsive therapy works or doesn’t work. Despite varying theories, its medical success and failure remains mysterious. “We don’t know how it works, but we know it works” is what ECT advocates will tell you. And indeed, I’ve seen evidence of people — especially those who are catatonic — having their live ... Read on »
Bipolar: Shock Treatments Can Help by Michele Soloway Sexton Patient Expert Posted Tue 04 Jun 2013 12:00am I’ve been very lucky that for over six years now, I haven’t had to experience the extreme mood swings that are so characteristic of bipolar disorder . I believe this is because I’m on such good medication, medication that stabilizes me and the mood swings. It works very well. Those times when it didn’t work so well, the doctor was ... Read on »
Article On Forced ECT Electro Convulsive Therapy by Untreatable .. Patient Expert Posted Thu 21 May 2009 10:09pm "Minnesota mental health patient Ray Sandford forced into electro-shock therapy" Ray Sandford doesn't want to do this. On a sunny yet cool mid-April morning, the pear-shaped 54-year-old emerges from the front door of his ranch-style group home in Columbia Heights. Wearing a black windbreaker and gray sweatpants, he grips the handle ... Read on »
Permanent Link: Bipolar & Unipolar Patients Show Similar Response to ECT: Psychiatric Times by yumers Posted Tue 15 Dec 2009 12:00am Patients With Bipolar and Unipolar Depression Show Similar Response to Electroconvulsive Therapy – Psychiatric Times . “Results of a large study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health showed that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) might be equally effective in both patients with unipolar depression and those with bipolar de ... Read on »
concerns with maintenance ECT by yumers Posted Wed 24 Nov 2010 12:15pm My psychologist, Dr. L, gave me an assignment to do for today’s session. She asked me to write down the concerns and frustrations I have with maintenance ECT at this moment. So, here they are: In order to have ECT, I have to interrupt someone else’s life so she can transport me to and from treatment Obviously, it’s better for m ... Read on »