Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment to help the brain regulate mood.
ECT has been shown to help more than 70 percent of patients who use it as part of their therapy.
ECT may be right for you if medicine or psychotherapy do not work, if they are too slow to relieve your symptoms, or if you previously had successful response to ECT treatments.
ECT treatments may be given if you are staying in the hospital (inpatient) or coming from home (outpatient).
Learn what to expect during
electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
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ECT is one of many options for the treatment of mental illness. It can be given at these locations:
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Mercy Hospital - Unity Campus
New Ulm Medical Center
New Ulm, Minn.
St. Paul, Minn.