Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

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For more information regarding the ECT program at Princeton House Behavioral Health, please call 609.497.2673.

Electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, is a safe and effective treatment for depression and other affective disorders that have not been responsive to antidepressants or other pharmacological approaches. It is also used in acute situations where immediate relief of depressive symptoms is essential. The treatment is performed by the evaluating psychiatrist, and anesthesia is administered by a board certified anesthesiologist. Nurses certified in advanced cardiac life support are present throughout the treatment, including the recovery period. This service is offered on both an inpatient and an outpatient basis at our conveniently located site at 1000 Herrontown Road, across the street from the Main Campus of Princeton House in Princeton.

To view frequently asked questions (FAQ) about ECT, please click here.