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ECT (Electro Convulsive)

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and effective treatment option for individuals with severe depression, bipolar disorder, or other mental health disorders that have not responded to other treatments.

During ECT, a brief electrical current is applied to the scalp, which induces a controlled seizure in the brain. This seizure is believed to help reset the brain's chemistry and alleviate symptoms of depression or other mental health disorders.

ECT is typically performed under short general anaesthesia and muscle relaxants to minimize discomfort and reduce the risk of injury. The procedure is closely monitored by a team of experienced healthcare professionals, including a psychiatrist, an anaesthesiologist, and a nurse.

ECT is a highly effective treatment option, with up to 80% of patients experiencing significant improvement in their symptoms. It is generally well-tolerated, with few side effects, and is considered one of the safest medical procedures in modern medicine.

It is important to note that ECT is not a first-line treatment option and is typically recommended when other treatments have been unsuccessful or when an individual's condition is severe and requires rapid relief. Before undergoing ECT, individuals will undergo a thorough evaluation to ensure that the treatment is appropriate for their specific needs.

While ECT is generally safe, there are some potential risks and side effects, including temporary memory loss and confusion immediately following the procedure. However, these side effects are typically short-term and resolve on their own within a few hours or days.

At our hospital, we offer ECT as a treatment option for individuals with severe depression, bipolar disorder, or other mental health disorders. Our experienced healthcare professionals work closely with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets their unique needs and goals. We prioritize patient education and informed consent, ensuring that individuals understand the risks and benefits of ECT and have the opportunity to ask questions and express any concerns they may have. We also offer ongoing support and follow-up care to ensure that each patient achieves the best possible outcome and experiences a full recovery. We prioritize patient safety and comfort throughout the entire ECT process, ensuring a positive experience and successful outcome.