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Overview

Electroconvulsive therapy can be intense and may not be required in all cases. To ensure that the treatment is 100% suitable and is carried out by professionals with the right equipment, it’s crucial to connect with a reliable facility.

Our professional therapists at Cadabams are equipped with years of experience and the latest ECT equipment. This enables them to thoroughly assess the client’s present condition and lay out a treatment plan which best suits the client and their family.

Book an appointment and talk to our professionals about the mental health challenges that your loved one is facing and how ECT can help.


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What is electroconvulsive therapy?/ How does ECT work? / Benefits of ECT / Is ECT safe?/ How many ECT treatments are needed for recovery?

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have been consulting the doctors at Cadabam’s for over 6 months now for my father who has dementia. The doctors and staff at the hospital are very polite and kind and have provided excellent support and care right from day one. They not only explain the treatment plan thoroughly but also take out the time to make sure we understand complications and side effects that could come along the way. If you or your loved one is dealing with any mental health issues, I highly recommend Cadabam’s.

I’m very happy with the doctors, medical staff, and facilities at Cadabam’s hospital. Apart from being highly skilled in the field, the doctors and other medical staff are also very patient and supportive. Right from diagnosing the issue to prescribing medicines and creating the perfect treatment plan, they are with you every step of the way. I am glad I reached out to the team at Cadabam’s for counseling sessions.

I have observed great improvements in my son who has autism. The treatment plan created by the doctors has helped reduce the symptoms and he now is slowly learning new skills that assist him in his day-to-day activities. I cannot thank the team at Cadabam’s enough for giving my son the opportunity to have a happy and healthy childhood.

Excellent doctors, excellent team of medical staff, excellent facilities. From the people to the facilities and infrastructure, Cadabam’s has everything you need to address and improve your mental health illnesses.

I’m extremely grateful to the doctors and the entire team at Cadabams for creating an action plan to help me with my anxiety. I was finding it very difficult to maintain a social life and even focus on my career because of my severe anxiety. But now that I have been meeting with the team for over a year, I can proudly say that I have gotten much better at understanding and dealing with my anxiety. Thank you Cadabam’s!

My wife and I were not able to maintain a healthy relationship due to a lot of personal issues. Just when we thought our marriage would be over, we decided to seek couple’s counseling at Cadabam’s. The team of therapists and psychologists helped us build back our relationship and taught us how to communicate better and reduce conflicts in our day to day life.

I used to run around to consult different professionals for cmy son’s treatment. At Cadabam’s, it was so much more convenient. From psychiatrists to rehabilitation, they had it all. I am really happy with how they have helped my son and I can see immense changes in him.

What really struck me was how polite and understanding the professionals were. We availed home care services from Cadabams and the professional was so understanding. They took their time, spoke to all the members, and gave us an in-depth understanding of the illness. We have now started coming in for regular sessions. It’s worth it!

It was the first time we had faced something like this. Our daughter was going through immense strain and wasn’t responding to anything we said. That was when we contacted Cadabams, and we were surprised by how prompt they were with treatment. They treated our situation as an emergency and took immense care of our daughter.

What is electroconvulsive therapy?

ECT is among the safest and most effective brain stimulation techniques. Sometimes when symptoms are very severe, there is a need for urgent measures such as ECT in addition to regular therapy and medication regimen. ECT is mostly used for patients with severe depression or bipolar disorder, who do not respond to the medications anymore.

How does ECT work?

In this therapy, the patient’s brain is stimulated with specific and regulated electric current to control acute conditions of depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, mania, and catatonia. Electrodes are placed on the scalp and a controlled electric current is applied. This procedure is generally done after giving anesthesia to the patient. Though this treatment has been used since the 1940s, it is highly misunderstood. There are no such side effects of ECT as it is a controlled and medically monitored therapy.

There is some stigma associated with ECT as a treatment method as in the early days it was carried out without anesthesia leading to uncontrollable seizures and pain for the patient. With developments in medicine and anesthesia, ECT is much safer today and in a controlled setting, it is very effective as a treatment. This therapy affects the brain’s activity and aims to relieve psychotic and severe depressive symptoms.

Before proceeding for ECT treatment, the patient undergoes a psychiatric assessment, often known as ECT psychiatry, along with other medical examinations like blood tests and ECG to check the heart health. In most cases, when the patient’s body is reluctant to medications, ECT works more quickly and effectively. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) can provide rapid and significant improvements in many mental health conditions.

Benefits of ECT

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) works for many people when drugs or psychotherapy are ineffective. There are typically fewer side effects than with medications.

ECT works quickly to relieve psychiatric symptoms. Depression or mania may resolve after only a few treatments. In contrast, many medications require weeks to take effect. Therefore, ECT can be especially beneficial for those who are suicidal, psychotic, or catatonic. It is also a safe option for people who may be resistant to other treatment modalities.

According to an article published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 83% of depressed patients who did not respond to other treatments did improve after ECT. In addition, patients who are treated with ECT have a 49% remission rate.

ECT has some risks like any other medical procedure. The most common side effects are short-term memory loss and difficulty in learning. Often patients face trouble in remembering recent events that occurred in the past few weeks before the treatment. This usually goes away within a few weeks after the treatment ends. ECT is a recognized treatment option worldwide and has been used for decades to treat mental health conditions.

How many ECT treatments are needed for recovery?

The number of treatments varies based on the severity of your symptoms. On average, 6-12 sessions of ECT have been found effective in most cases. However, this is purely indicative and your psychiatrist will constantly monitor your progress and decide on the number of sessions that are right for you.