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My wife is 74 years of age, very depressed, taking venlafaxine,

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My wife is 74 years of age, very depressed, taking venlafaxine, 2 x 75 plus 1 x 37.5. Now poorly for 9 months. She has been this bad before at 45 years of age and 60 years of age. Each time ECT has been the answer. Our doctor, psychiatrist and her nurse are not keen to give Barbara ECT. My wife and I are now quite desperate and wish to have a second opinion. At 74 YOA could it work again??
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I would like to state that if ECT has worked for her previously it may help again and I would like that you should seek an opinion from another psychiatrist.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Here is an article that you can read which clearly states the role of maintenance ECT:

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18772702

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Let me know if you have any further questions.

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

I tried the live chat session but I could not connect with you.
I have answered your question above. Let me know if you have any further questions. Rate me for my services when you are done.
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