On the last Wednesday in April, I was unfortunately hospitalized due to having major depression and suicidal ideation. While I am not happy that I had to be hospitalized, it was ultimately for the best because I got 4 Electroconvulsive Therapy sessions which I needed rather badly. I also needed an adjustment in my medication and some additional medicines were added. The doctors added Abilify and an additional medication to help with sleep. Ultimately this really was for the best and I know I benefitted from this hospitalization because I was anxious to get home in a way I was not previously.
The ECT sessions were definitely helpful and my inpatient doctor could really gauge the efficacy of each session because he is one of two doctors specifically certified in ECT therapy in the local hospital system. I was grateful for him specifically requesting my case inpatient. Having a doctor that really and truly cares is worth its weight in gold. I could not handle ECT of this frequency on an outpatient basis so I appreciate all the professionals have done for me. I will write more tomorrow.