9 patient evaluations for Electroconvulsive Therapy ECT

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May 9, 2017 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hallucinations)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: Works wbetter hen I have high amps.

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: Thy said i Wold infect peeple becuz of my crazy.

May 24, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: This time, when I woke up, I kept seeing the lights flashings. They would go offf, and than on, but nobudy sees it but me. Ate food, thorzine shot, then it stoppd.

Apr 30, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: I got lot of rest afterz.

Apr 21, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: I am feeling good after the buzzing is endeds. thank you.

Apr 9, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Weekly

Mar 30, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Weekly

Mar 23, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 4, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 times a week
Cost: $200+ monthly

Aug 30, 2007 (Started Jun 30, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 times a week
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 14, 2012 (Started Sep 26, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (short term memory problems, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: I had 4 ECT treatments; Sept 26 & 28, & Oct 1 & 3, 2012, and discontinued the treatments because the negative aspects of the treatments outweighed any benefits.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 3, 2012 (Started Sep 26, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (short term memory problems, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: M,W,F
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 6, 2010 (Started May 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stop suicidal depression)
  • Side effects
    Mild (loss of short term memory, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Monthly
Advice & Tips: I like the fact that I have no more suicidal thoughts, but I hate that fact that I have no personality and I still have depression. The last 2 times I've had it done, I end up in depression. I'm not happy about anything. I've taken more time off of work to work through the depression and find myself. I feel like a walking zombie. I'm starting to think that is how the psychiatrists would prefer you to be.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: loss of short term memory, depressed mood

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 14, 2009 (Started May 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (exhaustion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: exhaustion

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 30, 2008 (Started Aug 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (memory loss, short term memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: memory loss, short term memory problems

Nov 4, 2008 (Started Aug 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory loss, short term memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Side effects: memory loss, short term memory problems

Oct 22, 2008 (Started Aug 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (memory loss, short term memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: If it is effective for you, it is well worth the possible short term memory loss.
Side effects: memory loss, short term memory problems

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 25, 2008 (Started Oct 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 times a week
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 20, 2006 (Started Dec 20, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mental confusion, loss of short term memory)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 12 other 2 times a week
Advice & Tips: Sense of smell improved greatly, able to relax completely, mind seemed calm. Some euphoria. Deep restful sleep. Felt much younger again. No aches or pains in body. Able to move without much effort. Weight returned to healthy levels-food tasted good. I forgot almost everything about my life for the first few months, but then started to remember most of it back. A few years are hazy but I hadn't done much those years. Depression completely gone for 6 months, continued good effects for a year. For a few months I was very zoned out during treatment, slept a lot.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: mental confusion, loss of short term memory

Jan 20, 2003 (Started Dec 20, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I didn't like the first few treatments. Got nasty headache and sick to my stomach. Also, confusion built up. I lost the ability to recall anything from memory. The memories were still there-but I couldn't get to them unless something or someone reminded me. There are much newer forms of this treatment which cause little to no memory loss-but they require very new machines which use very brief pulses of current and a skilled doctor (this is the difference between ECT working and not working). Might only report a few hours of temporary confusion which clears up. Anyone interested check out ultra brief pulse ECT. For depression and general well being, I've found nothing is better. My quality of life went through the ceiling. I only wish I had done it sooner. Just watch out for memory loss if going with traditional ECT. Write down things that you want to remember, who people are, what you did on what dates, meaning of photos-you should then recall whatever you forgot. Getting back the memory means having something to jog it. If memory loss is a big issue (it wasn't for me-I had nothing but depression to remember) stick with the newest forms of it. Don't worry about the naysayers. Also make doubly sure your insurance will actually pay for it.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: mental confusion, loss of short term memory

  • 3 helpful marks

Jun 21, 2005 (Started Aug 15, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Side effects
    Mild (short term memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I've heard this is very effective for many people, but I noticed no change in my depression or suicidality either year after 12 courses each time. I did have a bit of initial short-term memory loss, but the memories gradually came back when I would start talking about particular items/situations.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: short term memory problems

  • 0 helpful marks
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