Show 074 ECT and Intro to Agoraphobia

If you have severe or treatment resistant depression a therapy option you might not have considered is Electroconvulsive Therapy.  There are on-line resources that might help you make other decisions.

People with agoraphobia not only separate themselves from day to day life but their symptoms may lead them to overeat, lean on alcohol or other chemical substances for support or slide into depression. This is an introduction to this specific phobia.

Resources Mentioned:

Peaceful Cuisine is a vegan cooking site but even if you are an omnivore you might find a meditative quality to the music and non-music meal assembly videos. You can also watch the videos on Ryoya's YouTube channel.

The podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking will take you on a journey. Sometimes from the darkness to the light and some times standing at the brink of survival.

New York Times article on Kitty Dukakis experience with alcoholism, depression and her Electroconvulsive Therapy.

Former Massachusetts governor Michael and Kitty Dukakis have a information website about ECT with a FAQ page for those that would like more information.

Agoraphobia  information at MedLinePlus

Bullying connection to anxiety conditions via page on Phobias and Fears

MedLine Plus page on Phobias

Talkspace App for iPhone and iPad 

Talkspace App for Android

If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

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