Memories Lost

A personal testimony on ECT. Very informative! Great post. ūüôā

One of the most stressful things about electro-convulsive therapy is the memory loss.  Predominantly this is short term memory but some long term memories are also lost.  During my most recent set of electro-convulsive treatments, I suffered quite dramatic memory loss that adversely affected my life in a number of ways.  A few examples:

  • Before my treatment began I had arranged with a few close friends of mine to get together while we had the opportunity because I was going to be in Brisbane. ¬†My treatment started before the date came around and I forgot entirely about our arrangements. ¬†One of my friends was understanding of my predicament but the other, who probably does not know about the memory loss experienced by ECT patients was quite upset with me. ¬†I felt terrible and was very apologetic, yet there was nothing I could do as the memory had been lost‚Ķ

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