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anon wrote at 2015-02-07 07:16:12
Regarding the advice recommending ECT for depression... I helped take care of a family member before, during (in between rounds of) treatment, and after treatment. Based on my experience, ECT is not a fix. My family member's experience appeared to be very difficult emotionally, with outbursts and substantial memory loss.  Years later, this person is exactly the same as before treatment.  Before trying ECT, a patient should educate themselves thoroughly about the pros and cons of the treatment, and perhaps the potential variability in results and effects.  


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Kristina Luna

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I specialize in clinical psychology with particular experience in clinical hypnosis, borderline personality disorder, LGBTQ, and aging. I have not worked with children for several years and would not feel comfortable answering child and adolescent based questions. My interests in adult psychology are fairly diverse, so please, sent me a question and lets see if I can help.

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I have been working in the field of psychology, to some degree, since 1998. Initially, my work was more behaviorally based, but through my educational and training experiences, I have expanded to a more eclectic viewpoint. I have taught introductory psychology and have worked in college counseling. I have also studied hypnosis for several years, completing my dissertation on basic research in hypnosis. Finally, I completed my internship and residency in a transitional treatment program for young adults (18 - 16) with difficulty transitioning from home.

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Doctor of Psychology 2009 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, Pennsylvania Master of Arts in Psychology 2002 MCP Hahnemann/Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 1997 Keuka College Keuka Park, New York

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