Heroic Journey to Recovery: A Patient's Story

ECT played an important role in this patient's journey to recovery.

Psychiatry & Society

H. Steven Moffic, MD, in this very special episode of the weekly Psychiatry & Society series, interviews a patient, Nancy Dale Alterman. By sharing her story about how ECT treatment improved her life, she hopes to help others and end stigma.

Dr Moffic is an award-winning psychiatrist who has specialized in the cultural and ethical aspects of psychiatry. A prolific writer and speaker, he received the one-time designation of Hero of Public Psychiatry from the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association in 2002. He is an advocate for mental health issues relate to climate instability, burnout, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism for a better world. He serves on the Editorial Board of Psychiatric TimesTM. Ms Alterman is a patient who has lived in Denver her whole life. She is an artist and is also very involved in nonprofits focusing on the mental health community, and various causes, including animal welfare.

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