Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Directory
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment used to treat severe depression and other psychiatric and neurological problems such as Parkinson's disease. ECT is usually performed a few times per week and uses electrical currents to stimulate the brain. This type of treatment is usually combined with other treatments such as counseling or medications. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how ECT is done, why ECT is used, and much more.