Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) can be used to treat several types of disorders, but it is the preferred treatment for individuals who experience catatonia — a syndrome of altered motor behavior affecting nearly 10% of adults admitted to behavioral health hospitals.
Prior to ECT, Fonda spent years having difficulty managing her symptoms of bipolar schizoaffective disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with medicine and counseling alone.
“It affected my life to the point where I felt that I was trapped inside myself and I felt catatonic,” recalls Fonda.
She now finds relief with regular ECT treatments and wants others to know about her experience with the program.
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