Electroconvulsive therapy offers inpatient/outpatient services
For those who have experienced unresponsiveness to traditional therapy and medication management, since 1985, Medical City Green Oaks offers Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), which has been proven to be a safe and effective form of treatment for those with severe mental illness. Today, ECT remains the gold standard of treatment for severe, medication-resistant depression as recent advances in technology have improved the safety and tolerability of the procedure.
Before considering ECT, a full evaluation to assess your general health and suitability for the procedure is required. This helps ensure that ECT is safe for you. The evaluation usually includes:
- A medical history
- A complete physical exam
- A psychiatric assessment
- Basic blood tests
- An electrocardiogram (ECG) and chest X-ray to check your heart and lung health
- Anesthesiologist review
To learn more about ECT, to make a referral or schedule an appointment please contact us at:
Email us or call us at (972) 770-0824 during normal business hours.
Your call or inquiry will be returned within 24 hours during normal business hours.
ECT is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
The decision to use ECT should include the patient, family and physician. Many different opinions exist with regards to ECT. It is important to know the risks and benefits of this procedure as with any form of medical treatment.