Key Program Information
- Skilled, compassionate team: Our team of psychiatrists have all completed an intensive ECT training fellowship. You or your loved one also receive care from nurses with years of experience. Our team members work together to help you have a good experience, including offering appointments that fit into your busy schedule.
Nationally recognized care techniques: We follow the American Psychiatric Association’s ECT guidelines, which include using electricity to stimulate the brain, in a series of brief, controlled pulses. Patients receive medications (anesthesia) to help them sleep during treatment. You won’t feel anything during treatment.
Results: ECT from Sheppard Pratt has a positive effect on many of our patients’ lives. People who might have needed to be hospitalized several times a year for psychiatric problems have been able to avoid hospitalizations for years. Other patients who were catatonic and not eating begin eating again.