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"Det var inte mitt val" - en narrativ studie om upplevelser av elektrokonvulsiv terapi (ECT)
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study aims to highlight patients´ experiences about and thoughts of side effects fromelectroconvulsive therapy (ECT), a therapeutic method commonly used when having severedepressions. The framing of questions were how the respondents of this study describe theirlife before, during and after ECT-treatment, how the treatment has affected their daily life andhow these experiences may contribute to the awareness of power in professional relations.The study is based on three semi-structured narrative interviews and the main result showedthat, according to my interpretation, ECT as a treatment obliterated memories, quality of lifeand daily structure for all participants. Unfortunately they have all become subjects ofpsychiatric power and have faced considerable difficulty in getting professional recognitionaccording to their severe memory issues. The respondents have lost the ability to relate totheir past which clearly makes them struggle in their present context. A point in commonamong them is that neither of them wanted ECT but, because of the lack of communicationbetween them as patients and the health care in general, they all ended up getting it.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 58 p.
Keyword [en]
Amnesia, ECT, experiences, depression, memory loss, power, psychiatry, retrograde amnesia, side effects
Keyword [sv]
Amnesi, ECT, upplevelser, depression, glömska, makt, psykiatri, retrograd amnesi, biverkningar
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-100746OAI: diva2:695888
Available from: 2014-02-13 Created: 2014-02-12 Last updated: 2014-02-13Bibliographically approved

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