Trans cranial magnetic stimulation which works in a similar manner to ECT but appears to have a safer long term side effect profile was recently FDA approved:
For people who have treatment refractory depression and are being considered as a candidate for ECT they could inform their provider about this option as well.
I also know its in the early stages of research for tardive dyskinesia so once it makes it through the studies I will most probably undergo it at that point depending on what my neurologist states but they are interested in the idea but need to see further research in this area.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.