Dr Oz: ECT Electro Convulsive Therapy Depression Treatment


Dr Oz: Electro Convulsive Therapy for Susan

On today’s show, Doctor Oz took you behind the scenes to show you how an actual ECT or Electro Convulsive Therapy procedure was done.

In her thirties, Susan had a nervous breakdown after the birth of her daughter. She was diagnosed as bi-polar and put on medications.

Dr Oz Electro Convulsive Therapy

Dr Oz Electro Convulsive Therapy



  1. nick says

    I will never watch dr.oz again! For him to promote ect on his show is distgusting one needs to look up how horrid this procedure is…

  2. says

    Are you kidding? Take a chance on blowing your mind completely? I heard stories while growing up that were relating to husbands when they chose to have their menopausal wives put thru this sort of torture.Of course I only heard thru whispered conversations between the adults…What rot.

  3. susie maurer says

    My daughter is 32 years old and has been diagnosed with severe depression since she was 15 years old. Currently, no anti-depressants work. So, she underwent 15 ect’s this fall. Unfortunately, they did nothing. She is living with me. I don’t know what to do now. She is not taking anti-depressants . Where do we go next?

    Thank you,
    Susanne Maurer

  4. Nancy Holstad says

    Contrary to negative comments above, ECT has ABSOLUTELY given me my Life back and I would highly recommend this very humane treatment to anyone who cannot tolerate anti-depressants (me and 50% of all people, according to my wonderful Dr.). Anti-depressants are dolled out like candy these days and, speaking for myself, they made my genetic MDD (Major Depressive Disorder) much worse. Thanks to ECT (I had my 29th treatment last week), I’m able to enjoy Life, I’m happier than I’ve ever been, I’m able to work again and I’m incredibly GRATEFUL to be Vertical. Life is a gift and ECT has allowed me to enjoy it to the fullest — once again.

    ECT Fan in SoCal,
    Nancy Holstad

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