following links are provided to help you obtain additional information
ECT: A Light in the Darkness
A non-profit group educating people about the effectiveness of ECT. They include patients helped by ECT, family members and friends who have seen the benefits of ECT, and doctors who recognize the effectiveness of ECT.
National Alliance on Mental Illness – Los Angeles Chapter
5 brief video interviews with Dr. Barry Kramer about aspects of ECT.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Fact Sheet on ECT
Surgeon and author Sherwin Nuland discussed ECT and his own treatment in the TED TALKS segment.
American Psychiatric Association
Let’s Talk Facts Brochures - including one on ECT.
Information on ECT
Overview of ECT from Schizophrenia.com
Mayo Clinic – Electroconvulsive Therapy: Treating severe depression
Mayo Clinic – ECT: One woman’s journey
This is a brief video
Recent report by the Surgeon General on Mental Health includes information
A comprehensive web site from Great Britain. Follow links on Right to “Psychiatry on Line” and then “ECT on line.”
Academy of Family Physicians
Information on ECT from Family Physicians
An ECT Fact Sheet from a manufacturer's of ECT devices
A brief article by Max Fink, M.D. discussing the use of ECT
Scottish ECT Audit Network
A comprehensive site from Scotland that may deal with issues that some
of the other sites do not.
This also gives a perspective from another country.
ECT and PARKINSON's DISEASE:
This is a brief article describing the treatment of one patient.
History of ECT - Psychiatric Times February
This article provided by Max Fink, M.D.,
the column editor, gives a historical perspective on ECT that address
the question of why it is not used more frequently.