Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Electroconvulsive TherapyECTs have been proven to produce substantial improvement in approximately 80% of appropriately referred patients. ECT often works more rapidly than other treatments.

ECTs are effective in the treatment of:
• Major Depressive Disorder
• Bipolar Disorder
• Schizophrenia, especially when accompanied by psychosis
• Catatonia, found both in psychotic disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Truman Medical Center, Lakewood, offers ECT treatments in their Post-Acute Anesthesia Unit by a specially trained team including an ECT Credentialed psychiatrist, Anesthesiologist, Critical Care Certified RN and ECT/Psychiatric Nurse. Patients referred for ECT maintain their relationship with their current psychiatric provider.

Referral for ECT Consultation can be made by calling 816-404-5328.

TMC accepts most commercial insurance and Medicare and Medicaid.