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Why ECT Is Becoming a Preferred Depression 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...

Myth Busting: Spreading the Truth About ECT

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been around since the late 1930s, and it has been clear from the beginning that it is an effective treatment for patients with certain types of mental illness, including severe depression, severe mania, and catatonia. Despite this potential to provide dramatic...

ECT Treatment: A History of Helping Patients

Dr. Stephen Seiner, ECT expert, and Terry A. Bragg, MSLS, MA, McLean Hospital historian and archivist, share the history behind electroconvulsive therapy. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is used to treat patients with certain types of mental illness, including severe depression, severe mania, and...

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...

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Service

McLean’s Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Service is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with a broad range of mental health conditions. ECT is a highly effective conventional intervention for chronic depression, mania, catatonia, and schizophrenia. McLean’s ECT treatment is...