Amy co-founded EASI Foundation after she and her husband spent almost a decade struggling to manage the aggressive and self-injurious behaviors of their oldest son Jonah, now 15. After countless behavior plans, multiple medication trials and even an almost year-long hospitalization at one of the nation's most respected facilities all failed to control his dangerous behaviors, Jonah was finally stabilized with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Each Day I Like It Better recounts their ECT journey, as well as those of several other families whose children found relief from debilitating psychiatric illness through ECT.
ECT providers that treat young patients are listed in our resource guide. For more information about pediatric ECT, including an extensive bibliography of the psychiatric literature documenting the safety and efficacy of ECT in this population, see Amy's website www.amysflutz.com.