Each Day I Like It Better (Paperback)
Autism, ECT, and the Treatment of Our Most Impaired Children
Vanderbilt University Press, 9780826519764, 199pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2014
Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (4/1/2014)
Each Day I Like It Better recounts the journeys of Jonah and seven other children and their families (interviewed by the author) in their quests for appropriate educational placements and therapeutic interventions. The author describes their varied, but mostly successful, experiences with ECT.
A survey of research on pediatric ECT is incorporated into the narrative, and a foreword by child psychiatrist Dirk Dhossche and ECT researcher and practitioner Charles Kellner explains how ECT works, the side effects patients may experience, and its current use in the treatment of autism, catatonia, and violent behavior in children.