Raj Persaud in conversation - the podcasts
Electro-Convulsive or 'Shock' Therapy - what is it like to revceive it?

Dr Raj Persaud talks to a lady who received ECT or shock treatment after a prolonged and severe bout of depression. What is it like to be treated with this therapy? What kind of problems lead doctors to consider using it? Are there side-effects? In the long-run is it worth it? Does this treatment work? Is the reality of such a treatment anything like it's portrayal in Hollywood films? All these questions and more are tackled in this rare interview with someone who has actually received ECT. 

 

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Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen are joint podcast editors for the Royal College of Psychiatrists and also now have a free app on iTunes and Google Play store entitled ‘Raj Persaud in conversation’, which includes a lot of free information on the latest research findings in mental health, plus interviews with top experts from around the world.

Download it free from these links:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rajpersaud.android.raj...(link is external)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dr-raj-persaud-in-conversation/id9274662...

Direct download: ect_and_raj.mp3
Category:(3) EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES of severe emotional turmoil -- posted at: 10:26pm UTC

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