Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
The Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Program provides optimal, innovative treatment for the severely mentally ill, particularly those who do not respond to, or cannot tolerate medication. The modern practice of ECT utilizes state-of-the-art anesthesia and muscle relaxation, rendering the treatment painless. ECT has extremely high success rates for the treatment of major depressive disorder, suicidality, catatonia, mania, and other psychotic symptoms. Faculty are principal investigators for the Consortium for Research in ECT (C.O.R.E.), a federally funded national initiative documenting psychopathology and cognition.