For adults ages 18 and older, we offer electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as a form of treatment for major depression as well as other issues.
ECT can be particularly useful among people suffering from depression or acute mania, those who cannot take anti-depressants due to health problems or lack of response and some suicidal patients who cannot wait for antidepressants to take effect.
We provide ECT on an inpatient or outpatient basis under the close supervision of an experienced physician. There are risks associated with any treatment procedure and individual results may vary. The most common side effects of ECT include muscle aches, nausea, short-term memory loss and headaches.
The staff at The BridgeWay is committed to educating patients and their families about the risks and benefits of ECT. Please consult the dedicated professionals within the ECT program at The BridgeWay 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.
We cannot offer a diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online. We offer confidential assessments at no-cost on-site or through mobile services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please call 800-245-0011. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.