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Electroconvulsive Therapy

ECT is the most effective treatment implemented in psychiatry. It is modernized and provided by a team of professionals that includes a psychiatrist, an anesthesiologist, and a nurse. ECT is given as a course of treatments, and the number needed to be successful can vary according to the individual.

Who may benefit?

  • Patients who suffer from depression, mania, or psychosis and have not responded or only partially responded to conventional treatment such as medications and therapy
  • Patients who have had multiple hospitalizations and regress rapidly into crisis
  • Patients who are in need of rapid, definitive response because of the severity of a psychiatric or medical condition
  • Patients experiencing symptoms of catatonia

Testimonials

“ECT provides quality of life for many that do not benefit from medication alone. Without ECT as an additional resource, our patients and their loved ones suffer needlessly. We are proud to offer this service as part of our broad continuum of care at The Medical Center of
Aurora.”

Dr. Shawn Daugherty, Director of Clinical Services at The Medical Center of Aurora

“ECT has been found to relieve symptoms, and to decrease the risk of suicide, more quickly than psychotropic drugs.”

Dr. Alice Major– Lead ECT Physician at The Medical Center of Aurora

For more information or an assessment, please call 844-566-2012.

We accept most insurance plans, private pay, Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare. Please call us to review individual benefits.


Learn More about ECT


From Mayo Clinic

"Brain Stimulation Therapies": National Institute of Mental Health