Black People : Electroconvulsive therapy (shock treatment)

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  1. legit-writer

    legit-writer Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Do you think that it should be terminated?
     
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    according to statistics, the electroconvulsive therapy treatments which are available today, have the highest success rate for patients suffering from severe depression and schizophrenia....

    I think a lot of people have a negative image of what this treatment involves from the way it was used in the past and from how it is depicted in the movies....

    to receive this treatment, patients are mildly sedated, and given a drug to paralyze the muscle so that fracturing does not occur when muscles contract...the administered therapy causes a siezure which lasts approx 30 seconds to a minute and patients wake up 10-15 minutes later...there are supposedly very few, and mild, short term side effects...such as confusion, headache and muscle stiffness, all of which usually only last for 20 to 60 minutes...

    I think this is one of those things you can only be negative or positive about if you are a person who undergoes this treatment or know of someone who has undergone this treatment..and then you have to weigh up the advantages and disdvantages of both the treatment and the state of the patient....and make a decision accordingly...

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    Yep....
     
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    how come
     
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    I have seen and dealt with the long term effects of this treatment in regards to a close family member. That's about the only information I can give here.

    Peace !
     
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