WorldCat Identities

Dukakis, Kitty

Works: 6 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 2,534 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F71.22.D84, 974.404092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Kitty Dukakis
Most widely held works by Kitty Dukakis
Shock : the healing power of electroconvulsive therapy by Kitty Dukakis( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wife of former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis describes how electroconvulsive therapy helped her to overcome her more than twenty-year struggle with depression and provides practical guidelines for pursuing ECT as an option
Now you know by Kitty Dukakis( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wife of the ex-governor of Massachusetts tells of her struggle to overcome her addiction to alcohol and pills
Shock ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is shooting electricity through a human brain, shocking them so much that their body goes into a massive epileptic-like convulsion, really the best solution to treat severe depression? As horrifying as it can be, electroconvulsive therapy, also known as ECT is currently the most effective treatment for severe depression. However the treatment has its passionate critics, not least because it can erase decades of memory. In this program we examine one of the most controversial treatments in medical history, featuring candid and intimate interviews with patients, doctors and other experts. A stimulating exploration of the myths, mysteries and realities surrounding shock therapy
Shock by Kitty Dukakis( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Kitty Dukakis has battled debilitating depression for more than twenty years. Coupled with drug and alcohol addictions that both hid and fueled her suffering, Kitty's despair was overwhelming. She tried every medication and treatment available; none worked for long. It wasn't until she tried electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, that she could reclaim her life. Kitty's dramatic first-person account of how ECT keeps her illness at bay is half the story of Shock. The other half, by award winning medical reporter Larry Tye, is an engrossing look at the science behind ECT and its dramatic yet subterranean comeback. This book presents a full picture of ECT, analyzing the treatment's risks along with its benefits. ECT, it turns out, is neither a panacea nor a scourge but a serious option for treating life threatening and disabling mental diseases, like depression, bipolar disorder, and others. Through Kitty Dukakis's moving narrative, and interviews with more than one hundred other ECT patients, Shock: The Healing Power of Electroconvulsive Therapy separates scare from promise, real complications from lurid headlines. In the process Shock offers practical guidance to prospective patients and their families, boldly addressing the controversy surrounding ECT and awakening millions to its capacity to heal
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Audience level: 0.20 (from 0.00 for Shock ... to 0.33 for Shock ...)
Alternative Names
Dukakis, Katharine D.
English (17)