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ECT treatment locations

ECT is one of many options for the treatment of mental illness. It can be given at these locations:

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Minneapolis, Minn.

Mercy Hospital - Unity Campus
Fridley, Minn.

New Ulm Medical Center
New Ulm, Minn.

United Hospital
St. Paul, Minn.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment to help the brain regulate mood.

  • The patient is given a general anesthesia to sleep during the treatment.
  • The psychiatrist gives a brief electrical stimulation to the patient's brain.

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).

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Electroconvulsive Therapy, mh-ahc-13192
First Published: 08/01/2008
Last Reviewed: 04/15/2015