Is Electroconvulsive Therapy a Miracle Cure for Depression?

Is Electroconvulsive Therapy a Miracle Cure for Depression?

In 1990, life was good for Carol Kivler. At age 40, she was happily teaching business skills at a college near her home in Lawrence, New Jersey, raising three healthy tweens, and married to a loving husband. “I had a beautiful home and money in the bank,” she says. And then, without warning or explanation, “depression brought me to my knees.” Kivler couldn’t concentrate. She couldn’t sleep. She lost her appetite. “What do I have to be depressed about?” she kept asking herself. Her doctor explained that a chemical imbalance in Kivler’s brain could be to blame and started her...

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