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Division of Depression and Anxiety

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Service

With components in clinical care, research and education, the Psychiatric Neurotherapeutics Program (PNP) team is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with a broad range of psychiatric illnesses. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a highly effective conventional intervention for chronic depression, mania, catatonia and schizophrenia.

McLean Hospital is a leading specialty center for electroconvulsive therapy, having conducted ECT treatments for over 60 years. Using a collaborative team approach, we aim to maximize the effectiveness of psychotherapy, medication management and psychosocial treatments already offered at McLean with emerging techniques, technologies and interventions.

Call 617.855.2355 for more information.


“I was someone who was deathly afraid of ECT, but you and your wonderful staff helped me to overcome my fears. The treatments clearly helped me and it is so wonderful to be able to laugh, smile and enjoy my life again.”
~A McLean ECT patient

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