In this article, Rachel Star Withers shares her account of receiving electroconvulsive therapy to treat her severe depression and schizophrenia while in her final year at college. She describes how the treatment robbed her of her memory, reading and writing abilities, but saved her life. Without ECT, Rachel believe she would have committed suicide. She talks about the need to educate people about the realities of ECT and undo unhelpful 'horror-story' stereotypes.
ECT saved my life but destroyed my memory (Rachel Star Withers, 31 December 2019) https://www.healthcentral.com/article/electroconvulsive-therapy-ect-how-it-saved-my-life-but-destroyed-my-memory
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