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A Treatment Option for Severe Depression

A Treatment Option for Severe Depression

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Program

Available on Inpatient & Outpatient Basis

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. Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center’s staff 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 Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center to assess if you are a candidate for ECT treatment. Our 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.

ECT at Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center is currently available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information or make an appointment regarding this treatment option, Please contact our ECT Nurse Manager at 954-734-2000 (ext. 2261 or 2063). To send over any clinical information, please use fax number: 954-734-2172.