Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an evidence based treatment for some severe and persistent mental illnesses that is used in St Patrick’s Mental Health Services in line with guidance from the Mental Health Commission.
The following organisations support the use of ECT:
- The Mental Health Commission
- The College of Psychiatry of Ireland
- The Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)
- The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (UK)
- The World Health Organisation.