Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT)
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Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT)

Electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and effective treatment modality for a number of mental health conditions encompassing the spectrum of mood and psychotic disorders.

A team of dedicated psychiatric nurses and doctors provide the service at Mater Dei Hospital essentially supported by the Department of Anaesthesia. ECTs take place twice a week in one of the operating theatres for the safe administration and monitoring of brief anaesthesia.

Patients are referred to this service following an assessment by their own psychiatrist, a review by a second specialist in psychiatry and the necessary pre-ECT physical health checks.​