Electro-convulsive therapy clinic

Doctors recommend ECT as the most effective treatment for people with severe depression, especially where the person also has psychotic symptoms, isn’t eating or drinking or is a high suicide risk.

 ECT is not used as widely as it used to be because of the development of treatments like psychological therapy and more effective medication with fewer side effects. While some people can experience temporary memory loss as a result of having it, it’s very safe and effective for those people with mental illness whose symptoms aren’t responding to other forms of treatment.