Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1066962

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help with interpreting a Pubmed article

Posted by poser938 on June 15, 2014, at 20:59:10

So, ive been reading into the type of ECT ive been receiving, and it seems it isnt a well tested treatment yet. Its call "Ultra Brief Bilateral ECT". It is a newer version of ECT that i believe basically just uses less electricity in an attempt to decrease side effects while maintaining efficacy.

but, ive been reading articles ob Pubmed that describe it as less effective than "Brief Pulse Bilateral ECT".

Id just like for someone else to take a look at this article and see what they figure out about 'Ultra Brief Bilateral ECT".
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3513900/

does it seem like i should ask them to switch to the more tested form, Brief Pulse Bilateral? Its just that i havent noticed any benefits after 3 treatments now. and thankfully inly slight side effects. basically just a but if confusion after waking up from the ECT.


.... Im just growing so impatient and nervous. I need a sign that this ECT is going to benefit me.

 

Re: help with interpreting a Pubmed article poser938

Posted by Phillipa on June 15, 2014, at 22:03:39

In reply to help with interpreting a Pubmed article, posted by poser938 on June 15, 2014, at 20:59:10

Honestly I don't understand it. Having less memory loss for shorter period of time sounds like a plus. Maybe the archieves have some recent posts on this? Phillipa

 

Re: help with interpreting a Pubmed article

Posted by poser938 on June 15, 2014, at 22:29:29

In reply to Re: help with interpreting a Pubmed article poser938, posted by Phillipa on June 15, 2014, at 22:03:39

Yeah ive been reading through some past Psychobabble articles.

ehh.. i suppose the older "Brief Pulse" is indeed more likely to cause cognitive side effects than the newer, less tested "Ultra Brief Pulse".
But it also looks like the older "Brief Pulse" is still the standard.

....
.....my nerves are just fried. im pretty sure ECT is my last chance. my last shot at getting better. and i feel so damn scared that its not going to work for me. i just have got to get my life back on track. ASAP.

 

Re: help with interpreting a Pubmed article poser938

Posted by SLS on June 16, 2014, at 7:22:02

In reply to help with interpreting a Pubmed article, posted by poser938 on June 15, 2014, at 20:59:10

This is an article that reviews an array of clinical studies. It is the conclusion of the review that ultra-brief pulse ECT (both unilateral and bilateral) is less effective than brief pulse ECT.

I would discuss this with your doctors and come to an agreement as to if and when to cross over to brief pulse ECT.


- Scott

 

Re: help with interpreting a Pubmed article

Posted by poser938 on June 16, 2014, at 7:25:30

In reply to Re: help with interpreting a Pubmed article poser938, posted by SLS on June 16, 2014, at 7:22:02

Yeah.

thanks Scott.

 

Re: help with interpreting a Pubmed article

Posted by SLS on June 16, 2014, at 7:30:51

In reply to Re: help with interpreting a Pubmed article poser938, posted by SLS on June 16, 2014, at 7:22:02

> This is an article that reviews an array of clinical studies. It is the conclusion of the review that ultra-brief pulse ECT (both unilateral and bilateral) is less effective than brief pulse ECT.
>
> I would discuss this with your doctors and come to an agreement as to if and when to cross over to brief pulse ECT.

It may be that it is the clinical experience of your doctors that the reduction in cognitive side effects associated with ultra-brief pulse ECT is worth the longer course of treatment that seems to be necessary with this method.


- Scott

 

Re: help with interpreting a Pubmed article

Posted by poser938 on June 16, 2014, at 8:00:38

In reply to Re: help with interpreting a Pubmed article, posted by SLS on June 16, 2014, at 7:30:51

Yeah. but if Ultra Brief ends up not being of benefit to me , im just going to make sure we try all options before we decide ECT isnt going to help.

do you remember which version you had, Scott? This Ultra Brief version of ECT has been no problem for me. the only side effect ive had so far is just some slight confusion when i first wake up from it. Otherwise, much of the hype about how ECT is unethical seems blown out of proportion. Though im sure i will probably feel a bit differently if i ever try Brief Pulse. But i would recommend Ultra Brief ECT for anyone.


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