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Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

ECT can be a safe alternative treatment option for people with severe mental disorders who are unresponsive to traditional therapy and medication management. It can provide relief for severe depression, suicidal tendencies, mania and acute psychosis and can even save lives.

Mayhill Hospital offers ECT on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The procedure is administered at our facility under the supervision of a psychiatrist, anesthesiologist and an ECT nursing team.

All patient referrals to the ECT program must be medically cleared by a professional prior to the initial consultation with our staff. During the consultation, our staff will explain the details of ECT and what to expect before, during and after the procedure.

We encourage all professionals to call directly with any referrals to our programs. Our ECT coordinator will follow up on all ECT inquiries.

Our ECT Journey

Learn about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) from Dr. Asad Islam, Mayhill Hospital's Medical Director of Psychiatry.

Please be prepared to share the following information during the consultation:

  • Brief history of present illness and symptoms
  • Justification for ECT treatment
  • Past psychiatric and substance abuse history
  • Medical history
  • Allergies
  • Previous medication trials
  • Current medications
  • Mental status exam results
  • Patient’s assets and strengths
  • History and physical
  • Pertinent labs
  • Signature of referring psychiatrist

A complete outpatient ECT referral form will be provided by the ECT Coordinator.

Please call 940-239-3000 with any referrals to our ECT services. Our ECT Coordinator will follow up on all ECT inquiries.