Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT)
- Severe life threatening depression
- Severe depression during pregnancy when medicines cannot be given
- Severe suicidal tendency.
- Depression or Psychosis that does not respond to medication
- Severe mania
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) can provide rapid, significant improvements in the severe symptoms of these conditions
Is it safe?
Much of the stigma attached to ECT is based on early treatments in which high doses of electricity were administered without anesthesia, leading to memory loss, fractured bones and other serious side effects.