What Is Electroconvulsive Therapy?

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is a treatment option for patients age 18 and older who suffer from severe depression, persistent suicidal ideation, mania, and some types of schizophrenia. ECT is a proven method for treating severe mental health disorders when more standard therapy modalities and medications have not been effective. Patients at Brentwood Hospital undergo medical and physical evaluations to determine if ECT is an appropriate treatment method for them.

There are risks associated with any treatment procedure and individual results may vary. Please consult the dedicated professionals within the ECT program at Brentwood Hospital to assess if you are a candidate for ECT treatment. Our Medical Staff will also consult with you on the risks and benefits of ECT treatment if you are a suitable candidate.

Referrals for ECT can be made by physicians, psychiatrists, mental health professionals, hospital staff, patients, and family members. Patients are scheduled for ECT after their evaluation is complete.

Watch our video below to learn more about ECT.


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