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Re: ECT failure?

Posted by SLS on May 8, 2005, at 15:08:26

In reply to ECT failure?, posted by Bob on May 8, 2005, at 13:33:35

I believe that you can move on to respond to medication after a failed course of ECT. Unfortunately, the more resistant one is to their initial courses of antidepressants, the more they are likely to fail at ECT. It makes you wonder just who ECT is best indicated for. Consider ECT as nothing more than another medication failure. Move on aggressively to other things.

Mood stabilizers?

- Scott

> Has anyone here either known someone, or they themselves undergone a full course of ECT (at least 6 or more treatments), and then, in the end, gotten little or no response? Or maybe even a negative response?
> What options would be open to someone who has taken a number of psych drugs/drug combos, and then figured a last ditch effort would be a course of ECT, just to find that it's now worse then ever? Is this a one-way street to suicide, or what?




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