Many people receive electroconvulsive therapy as an outpatient procedure, meaning you or your loved one can go home shortly after the therapy session. After waking up from anesthesia, some people experience headaches, muscle soreness, or nausea. Read what you need to know about ECT.

For effective treatment, you or your loved one may need eight to 12 ECT sessions. After treatment, some people go for years without experiencing severe symptoms, while others require “maintenance” sessions up to once a month. Most people continue taking medications for their mental health after receiving ECT.

Getting ECT at Sheppard Pratt

Many insurance plans cover ECT. We verify coverage before you begin, so you know how many sessions will be covered.

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