... am wondering how many of the folks in this group have had the same experience. Please share your experience. The psychiatrist who performed the ECT for me is considered one of the best in Central Texas (for ECT) and she stopped the treatments as soon as she saw it wasn't helping, but the damage was already done. In preparation for the ECT, my pdoc explained the side-effects of ECT and gave me an idea of how many people have memory loss from it. Apparently about 95% have only a small amount of memory loss; usually just for a few weeks around the time of treatment, and most of that memory loss passes in time and people are able to remember even about that short period. I am a 62-year-old male with a diagnosis of bipolar type 1. My first 6 ECT sessions were during hospitalization and the other six as an outpatient.