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Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is a procedure in which electric currents are passed through the brain. It can provide rapid, significant improvements in severe symptoms of mental health conditions such as schizophrenia and catatonia, as well as long-term depression that doesn’t improve with medications or other treatments.

ECT may be used to treat someone feeling suicidal or to end an episode of severe mania. It is sometimes used as a last-resort treatment for such conditions as treatment-resistant obsessive compulsive disorder, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and Tourette syndrome.

ECT is offered through the Brain Stimulation Clinic (ECT/rTMS)

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