Electroconvulsive Therapy (also ECT) is a highly effective treatment option for those suffering with severe depression, mania and catatonia. ECT is a procedure in which electric currents are passed through the brain under the supervision of a psychiatrist and nurse anesthetist (CRNA). ECT is often used after other treatments have failed and can cause change to the brain’s chemistry while relieving mental health symptoms.
Each patient typically receives a series of 8-12 treatments. Treatments usually begin three times per week and then taper to monthly based on the individual needs of the patient. Two psychiatrists must render separate opinions supporting the benefit of the treatment. We have psychiatrists, experienced in ECT evaluation, are available to render 2nd opinions. Please contact our clinical team today to begin the process of learning if this is a treatment option for you.