Electroconvulsive Therapy is a safe and effective treatment option for certain mental illnesses

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the gold standard for treatment of certain psychiatric disorders, causing changes in brain chemistry that can immediately reverse symptoms. As one of the oldest and most widely used mental health procedures, often, ECT works when other treatments are unsuccessful.

ECT is an extremely effective form of treatment, often safer and more effective than medications or no treatment at all.

Lindner Center of HOPE is the leading provider of ECT in the area.

The Center ‘s ECT expert providers Nelson F. Rodriguez, MD and Michael A. Keys, MD, and a caring staff, perform the procedure in the state-of-the-art Farmer Family Neuromodulation Center with the latest technology and equipment.

Treatment appointments can be scheduled Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., with new patients starting the process through intake or while in our hospital. New patients will need to schedule a consultation prior to ECT treatment, by calling 513-536-HOPE (4673).

The cost of ECT is at least partially reimbursed by most insurance plans offering coverage for mental disorders.

You can learn more about ECT and understand the differences between ECT and TMS, click here.