Electroconvulsive therapy

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About the service

The service provides electroconvulsive therapy to people suffering from severe mental health conditions such as depression which has not responded well to other treatment.

Electroconvulsive therapy consists of stimulating the brain with a safe dose of electricity. The electricity produces a controlled seizure, which is thought to rectify a chemical imbalance in the brain, thus reducing the length and severity of the depressive illness. The improvements produced by ECT will usually need to be maintained with anti-depressant medication

Why would someone choose the service?

Rapid recovery from the symptoms of depressive illness when advised by a consultant psychiatrist.

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