LCOH Psychiatrist Co-Authors ECT Recommendations

September 1, 2022– Mason, Ohio


Lindner Center of HOPE Psychiatrist Co-Authors Recommendations on Clinical Documentation of Electroconvulsive Therapy

Lindner Center of HOPE staff psychiatrist, Nelson F. Rodriguez, MD, FAPA, has co-authored an article titled, “National Network of Depression Centers’ Recommendations on Harmonizing Clinical Documentation of Electroconvulsive Therapy” which was recently published in The Journal of ECT.

The article is intended to provide documentation guidance for Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), that generally has seen varied clinical practices.

Dr. Rodriguez was one of 19 representatives of leading ECT centers across the country, participating in the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) Task Group.

The background for the article states, “The NNDC ECT Task Group set out to define standards for the clinical documentation of ECT to promote interoperability and the exchange of clinical information to better inform treatment decisions and, at the same time, facilitate a nationwide collaboration that can carry out multisite quality improvement and longitudinal research in real-world settings, which overcomes the limitations of small sample sizes and short follow-up periods that often plague efforts to study ECT.”

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The National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC), is a consortium of 26+ geographically distributed US academic medical centers of excellence providing care for patients with mood disorders.

Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason is a comprehensive mental health center providing excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic services for all ages and short-term residential services for adults, and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.