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, it is required that a full evaluation to assess your general health and suitability for the procedure is completed; and to help make sure ECT is safe for you. This will usually include:
- 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:
Or Call us at 972/770-0824 during normal business hours.
Your call or inquiry will be returned within 24 hrs. 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