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ECT Shouldn’t Be a Last-Resort Treatment

Brian Neville had a good life. A one-time bodybuilder, he was 43, a successful businessman in the tanning industry, with a home in Massachusetts and a vacation condo in Florida. Then one morning in 2006 he woke up with the blues. It developed into a persistent darkness that just would not go away...

ECT Treatment: A History of Helping Patients

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is used to treat patients with certain types of mental illness, including severe depression, severe mania, and catatonia. It was first developed in the late 1930s, with the first recorded treatments at McLean Hospital taking place in 1941. A few years prior to the...

Fighting Depression: TMS and ECT are Sought-After Treatments

Elizabeth See struggled with depression for more than a decade when, in November 2014, she was diagnosed with Goodpasture syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease that attacks the kidneys and lungs. A tennis professional, she suddenly found her livelihood and passion restricted by physical constraints...

Stephen J. Seiner, MD

Dr. Seiner’s clinical interests include neurotherapeutics and geriatric psychiatry. He is the director of McLean’s Psychiatric Neurotherapeutics Program, which includes electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation (both superficial and deep), and ketamine infusions. McLean’s ECT...

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Service

Please Note: Treatment in some of McLean’s programs has been moved online due to the COVID-19 crisis. Please contact the program directly for more information. McLean’s Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Service is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with a broad range of mental...