Linda said 8 years, 1 month ago:

Hi! I’m new to this forum, and I just wanted to know if anyone here has any experience with electro-convulsive therapy. I’ve been severely depressed and suffering from generalized anxiety disorder for the past 7 and a half years, and I’m having my first treatment on Monday. I have read some accounts of it being a miracle cure and others that are horror stories of memory loss and brain damage. I would welcome any stories of experiences that anyone here has had. Thanks!

jfk42 said 8 years ago:

Yes, I have had several treatments and have found them to be effective in relieving the severe depression. The only downside is the memory loss, but once someone reminds you of something you have forgotten, it can come back to you. In my own personal opinion, the memory loss isn’t always a bad thing, like forgetting something that was making you depressed can be a positive.