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Re: Maintanence ECT is effective, once every 8 weeks? PCB

Posted by sigismund on September 16, 2019, at 23:47:43

In reply to Re: Maintanence ECT is effective, once every 8 weeks?, posted by PCB on September 16, 2019, at 9:06:50

My old psych said about old fashioned ECT.....

'I was told it was the gold standard. I told my students it was. I never saw it work. When we had the follow up we would ask the husbands (!) 'Is she able to keep the house clean? And perform her home duties? (sex).

Now that is from 50 + years ago. If you could be sure that it worked, as it must for some. ....

Some people can restart MAOIs without problem. Sometimes they stop working for unknown reasons. Some people think that if working it might be better to leave well alone.

The writer is David Fostor Wallace. From Wiki.....

Wallace's father said that David had suffered from major depressive disorder for more than 20 years and that antidepressant medication had allowed him to be productive.[25] Wallace experienced severe side effects from the medication[26] and in June 2007 stopped taking phenelzine, his primary antidepressant drug, on his doctor's advice.[25] His depression recurred, and he tried other treatments, including electroconvulsive therapy. Eventually he went back on phenelzine but found it ineffective.[26] On September 12, 2008, at age 46, Wallace wrote a two-page suicide note, arranged part of the manuscript for The Pale King and hanged himself from a rafter of his house.[71]

 

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