The doctors want to do ECT on me for my depression. It's basically where they shock my brain to induce a seizure a few times, then that makes me feel better for some reason. Anyone else had this done to them? Did it work?
>mfw hundreds of volts of electricity hit my brain
You completely misunderstand and misrepresent the procedure. It's a magnet, not jumper cables attached to your earlobes. The magnet stimulates portions of your brain which are less active because of depression, which leads to feeling better. It's a completely noninvasive outpatient procedure and takes very little time to do, so don't make it seem like he's giving you a lobotomy.
i've had this.
forget everything you've seen in movies. how it is in one flew over the cuckoo's nest and requiem for a dream. it will not be anything like that at all.
you will be under anaesthetic. it won't hurt. afterward you may have some side effects, like temporary loss of memory which they will talk to you about first.
I know other people who had no change. I think it helped me a good bit.
It's very specifically targets certain portions of the brain, and is only normally attempted in severe cases, usually when therapy and antidepressents don't work.
Good luck, anon.
just try it, robot. what could go wrong?
yes, i'm sure the idea of not having to be a long-suffering shut in desperate for any activity that will allow you to shut off yourbown thoughts terrifies you more than any side effect ever could.
ECT is basically lobotomy with electricity.
The question you have to ask yourself, robot, is "do I feel lucky?" Well, do you?