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Drugs didn’t work for my brother. Electroconvulsive therapy did | Andrew Mayers

May 2nd, 2017 by

Doctors tried everything in an effort to treat the depression that engulfed my brother. In the end, the only thing that did any good was ECT

The death certificate said heart attack. But anyone familiar with what my brother had been through over the last decade of his life knew the real cause of death: depression. A self-depleting torment that knew no rock bottom; a psychological tumour that consumed his personality.

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