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but never receive the shock treatment. There is a placebo effect with ECT (as you would expect with any form of treatment for depression) however, placebo ECT falls well short of genuine ECT in its effectiveness. This provides evidence for the validity of ECT as a form of treatment.

De Vreed et al (2005) found that the following groups respond best to ECT:

Side effects and other evaluation points
The most widely reported is memory loss. This has been reduced since ECT was administered to only one hemisphere of the brain. In fact the treatment is most effective when given bilaterally (across both sides) but the memory loss that followed was considered too great a risk. Memory loss is reported by a bout a third of patients.

Nearly a third of patients report long lasting fear and anxiety following the procedure.

Cognitive processes also slow for a number of weeks or even months, following the procedure. Although most psychiatrists seem to think these risks are worth taking, others, most notably Peter Breggin, believe that the treatment is not as effective as widely stated and that the side effects are more severe than most practitioners admit. Breggin (1997) has found little evidence to show that the beneficial effects last longer than four weeks.

The WHO guidelines (2005) clearly state ‘"ECT should be administered only after obtaining informed consent." In the USA doctors should make the patient aware of the risks and the number of treatments that are likely to be needed. Patients are also told of their right to withdraw from the treatment at any point during the course of shocks. In the UK the situation seems to be ‘less formal.’ The British Journal of Psychology (2005) found that only half of patients felt they had received sufficient information in advance.

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Lately, however, these blues have manifested themselves and turned into to full blown depression.

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Surely each person with clinical depression is different regarding what treatment will work or not work. I highly recommend working closely with a psychiatrist letting them know what's working, what's not working and when things change. I have been treated for depression for about 15 years - and I've made changes when a medication that previously worked stopped being effective for me (my body does that sometimes). But my partnership with my psychiatrist allows me to stay on top of the disease. I also see a therapist when necessary. I've also gone to the hospital when necessary.

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It isn’t unusual for a patient to be suffering from two or more psychological conditions simultaneously. As we’ve already seen, depression and anxiety seem to be closely related and it is common for a patient to be suffering from both in some form. For example, 39% of agoraphobics also suffer from MDD.

This suggests that different disorders as classified by the DSM and ICD may not be quite so distinct as they suggest. It also raises a more practical issue; which disorder should be treated first?

Reliability and Validity of Beck’s Depression Inventory (BDI)
The BDI is one of the most widely used tests for assessing the severity of depression. When it was first published in 1961 it signalled a major shift in the view of depression which until that time had been viewed in psychodynamic terms. Aaron Beck considered the cognitive symptoms of depression rather than seeing it as a self destructive and inwardly displaced anger.

The BDI consists of 21 item self-report questionnaire. Each item is designed to test the severity of a specific symptom.

Items 1 to 14 consider psychological symptoms. For example:


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The effects and side effects showed up within 12 hours. The cloud lifted, outlook improved, joy returned, rationality prevails, anger dissolved, productivity is posssible and in the last 48 hours positive things HAVE happened. I know it is crazy to make a connection between 48 hours of relief, 2 pills, and positive external occurences but.....I have been in self awareness therapy for 5 years...I have gotten honest. Honestly, it's crazy NOT to make the connection between relief and my obvious chemical deficiency. Thank God I am again on a leveled field where I can continue to recover, contribute and care.