Nine people said that ECT had given them at least some temporary relief from depression, or in one case from hearing voices, although all but two of these felt that the costs had far outweighed the benefits. However, the terror of the other participants remained or even increased as the course continued, and many found the immediate after-effects equally devastating: Have I really got brain damage.
Unfortunately, the fact that professionals genuinely believe that they are acting in the patient's best interests by prescribing ECT does not guarantee that the patient will experience the intervention as beneficial. I was just too young for the job '. I always get the same symptoms, headaches, nausea and things'.
Distortions of perceived reality. This is a complete lifestyle change -- exercise and food habits -- that should enhance the rest of your life.
Yes, again there would have been no way I would have said I don't want this. No control, it was awful '. I don't remember any discussion beforehand'.
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I do honestly make sure I get my time, I need to know what's going on. So it was like all trapped, all my emotions were trapped anyway and my feelings were trapped, so it was all trapped inside.
I'm really starting to realise how badly at times I've been treated and now I'm changing that and putting my foot down and speaking out about things I'm not very popular, but that's too bad. I'd be dribbling, I looked insane Did you find it upsetting or distressing in any way.
Patients who are two years after surgery -- and have lost feeling of satiety after eating -- may be candidates for that procedure. I really hope I can make people think twice about taking this drug. We were all sitting there in complete silence. It's like going to your death, your doom, isn't it'.
I was just looking for answers as to why I was so strange, so peculiar'. She had previously had ECT under section. Back when I was 14, I started to get spots. Military Surgeon, While acknowledging that medication and depression itself can affect the memory, they nevertheless believed that ECT had also been an important factor, and this caused much concern: People who are, get a really bad time'.
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Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 44, Fear is the only psychological reaction to ECT that has been investigated to any extent. For these reasons a qualitative design was used in the present study. Neuroimaging studies have demonstrated alterations in the activity of the dopamine system that are associated with reduced motor speed and impaired verbal learning.
And on the other hand not caring what happened to me'. That may cause a stomach stitch to become torn and the band to slip.
If it slips, another operation is required to fix it. In order to investigate these areas, the existing questionnaires and pre-structured checklists of possible reactions need to be complemented by an approach that allows a detailed, in-depth exploration of the experiences of those people who find ECT a distressing event, entirely separate from the hospital setting.
Whether these episodes occur regularly or happen only occasionally, they can be terrifying and profoundly disturbing. Patient and family perspectives of electroconvulsive therapy: I want to voice this, because I want to protect other people.
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