How ECT might help you:
It may be helpful if you:
- have not improved with anti-depressant medication
- can not take anti-depressant medication due to side effects
- have responded well to ECT in the past
- feel so overwhelmed by your depression it is difficult for you to carry out your daily activities
Important things to remember:
You need someone to stay with you for 24 hours after treatment.
Most people who are prescribed ECT will be unfit to drive, please check with your insurance company and Consultant.
You should not eat or drink anything from mid-night the night before, unless you have been advised to take your morning medication with a very small amount of water.
It is advisable not to smoke before a general anaesthetic.
You will be asked to confirm your consent at each visit. Different rules apply to people under the Mental Health Act (MHA)
ECT saved my life.
I am over the moon with the result. My children have their mum back and my husband his wife.
ECT is the light at the end of a very dark tunnel.
ECT staff are brilliant, if it was not for you I dread to think where I would be.