Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

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.

See our ECT information booklet

See our ECT information booklet


For general queries, please call us. For more on mental health and our services, see our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

01 249 3200 See our FAQs


Contact Referral and Assessment Service for queries regarding referrals to our services.

01 249 3635 See more from our referrals team