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.
Electroconvulsive Therapy and Other Depression Treatments
For serious depression that does not respond to traditional medications, there are other therapies that may help. WebMD explains electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation, and alternative therapies for depression.
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) for Depression
Electroconvulsive therapy is often used effectively for depression that is hard to treat. WebMD discusses how it works and explains the side effects and risks.
Bipolar Disorder and Electroconvulsive Therapy
Learn more from the experts at WebMD about the use of electroconvulsive therapy -- known more commonly as electroshock treatment -- for bipolar disorder.
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Mental Illness
WebMD describes how electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is used to treat depression and other mental illnesses.