Will I Ever Be the Same Again?
Transforming the Face of ECT (Shock Therapy)
Carol A. Kivler
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"Will I Ever Be the Same Again?" serves two purposes. First, to take the reader along on Carol's experience with medication-resistant depression. Second, to act as a resource for the reader by describing what clinical depression is and is not, by examining the viable treatment option - ECT, and by introducing the reader to the Courageous Recovery Wellness Model (TM).
For those who think depression is the same as sadness, this book powerfully corrects that misconception. Readers get a true and bitter taste of the relentless mental and physical torment that characterizes this life-threatening disease. For readers with first hand experience with major depression, this book validates their painful struggle and convinces others that depression is not the result of a character flaw, negative outlook, or other personal weakness.
"Will I Ever Be the Same Again? " is a story of hope and a celebration of life. This book further demystifies and destigmatizes ECT, which succeeded for Carol when medication failed. Her courageous story inspires the reader to believe that recovery from depression is more probable than possible.