There are some really exotic and unusual depression treatments which one can find if one shops around. I'm really curious what is your opinion about these two?
First one is ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) which sounds like something from a horror movie but actually is a very modern depression therapy, highly successful and not scary at all. You can pop over to this website and get more information regarding depression treatment.
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In fact, its success rate is 75 to 80% while antidepressant medications score only 50 to 60%! As the electro-convulsive therapy lasts about two weeks, its effects can be felt quickly as well, within three weeks opposing to standard six to eight weeks for antidepressant drugs to start working.
ECT is used when a patient suffers from severe depression, is almost suicidal and doesn't respond to antidepressant medications or can't tolerate their side-effects.
The patients go under general anaesthesia and are given muscle relaxants to avoid an injury when electric shocks cause short seizures to their brain.
The session lasts no more than 10 minutes, and it takes about 30 minutes to feel normal again as you wake up after the therapy session with no memory of what happened, headache and confusion. In fact, short transient memory loss is very common in ECT.