Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

ECT-anyone with experiences?

Hello. Does anyone have love ones that undwerwent ECT procedures? What’s the outcome? Thanks

Difficult question to answer. My brother underwent ECT. As I understand it, it causes a controlled seizure. It basically resets the brain, kind of like pressing the reset button on your computer. The outcome is hard to predict, since the person undergoing ECT is already in a mentally damaged state, and probably taking medications. Every factor enters in. ECT does seem to help some people. It’s hard to predict what might happen. Her videos are kind of a short series of what a person can go through.

But there also success stories: