Interesting article. I had a clear of my symptoms of severe depression for quite awhile after my series of ECT treatments I was disappointed, however, that the positive effects were not long lasting. I also think patients should be made very aware that the loss of memory during and right after the ECT treatments can be permanent. My last series was 6 years ago, due to new medicines and a great psychiatrist, but I have yet to regain my memory of times during and immediately following the treatments. Sadly, my son's high school graduation, where he addressed (I'm told eloquently) his fellow classmates is something I have absolutely no memory of whatsoever. Also, I have no memory of my daughter announcing her engagement, (though I'm told I was overjoyed). Precious times lost forever.