RESOURCES FOR LIFE AFTER ECT

FORCED ECT

If you or a loved one is facing forced electroconvulsive therapy MindFreedom may be able to help.

  • MindFreedom Shield is a support network created to protect peers from forced psychiatric treatment. 

ECT RESEARCH & RELATED STUDIES

ECT WEBSITES & BLOGS

TMS SIDE EFFECTS

FDA & ECT 

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal & Akathisia Resources

Many go through several unsuccessful psychiatrics drug trials before ECT is recommended. Few are educated in-depth about risks and side effects of drug therapies. Those continuing drug therapy while undergoing electroconvulsive therapy may experience withdrawal when briefly taken off medications with anticonvulsant properties to ensure a seizure is produced with treatment. The following resources to help patients better understand drug treatment efficacy, limitations, and risks and how they relate to treatment resistant depression diagnosis, risks they pose while undergoing shock treatment, and resources for tapering off medications safely.   

Mad in America Patient Resources 

Drug Information 

Drug Withdrawal Information 

For Families 

Non-Drug Therapies for Children and Adolescents