Electroconvulsive Therapy

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Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is a treatment option for adults, ages 18 and older, who suffer from severe episodes of major depression, persistent suicidal ideation, mania, and some types of schizophrenia and who have either not responded to medications or whose symptoms are too severe to permit medication trials. Central Florida Behavioral Hospital’s team of psychiatrists, anesthesiologists, and registered nurses has been extensively trained in ECT in order to provide our patients with the very best care in a secure, compassionate environment.

There are risks associated with any treatment procedure and individual results may vary. Please consult the dedicated professionals within the ECT program at Central Florida Behavioral Hospital to assess if you are a candidate for ECT treatment. Our Medical Staff will also consult with you on the risks and benefits of ECT treatment if you are a suitable candidate. The most common side effects of ECT include muscle aches, nausea, short-term memory loss and headaches.

Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding this treatment option.

For more information or make an appointment regarding this treatment option, please contact the Central Florida Behavioral Hospital ECT department at 407-264-7637, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

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Licensed mental health professionals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you or your loved one. To schedule a no-cost assessment or for more information, please call 407-370-0111.