My wife is currently three months into a recovery from psyscotic major depression, and because of our circumstances she has moved between several hospitals and in-between countries. After returning to our home country I had to admit her again because she was medicine non-compliant at home and this was making her unstable and deteriorating.
Anyway she has been in a special mother baby unit for 2 weeks now and they have become aware that she will avoid and spit out medicine by herself. So from three months until now, we only know for sure that she has been taking anti-depressant and anti-psychotics for two weeks. BUT... The doctors are trying to force her to have electro-convulsive therapy. She is currently an involuntary patient meaning the law is keeping her in hospital and the doctors can regulate treatment. But I don't agree to the ECT treatment, and she doesn't agree, yet they are proceeding anyway to allow a tribunal to make the decision. I don't believe she is bad enough as she IS recovering. Furthermore they keep increasing her medicine dosage and this is making me very uncomfortable. Has anyone had ECT therapy and how did it help or hurt you? What do you think of the doctors forcing her to get it when the only real reason to justify it is that she will not take medicine easily at home. She may take it but with difficulty and will refuse more and more... And she is slowly improving. She has always said the medicine makes her worse.