Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

St. John’s Riverside hospital offers outpatient and inpatient options for Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Services. The role of ECT in the medical care and treatment of recurrent depression and bipolar disorder is a standard psychiatric treatment.

Electroconvulsive Therapy

  • Optimized and Improved Treatment Option
  • Least side-effects of all anti-depression treatments
  • Wide Variety of Therapies
  • Convenient Hours – Outpatient services
  • Close to Home

St. John’s Riverside hospital offers psychopharmacology and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) in both inpatient and outpatient settings. ECT treatments are available at both Dobbs Ferry Pavilion and St. John’s Riverside Hospital Andrus locations offering a small, efficient and patient friendly outpatient ECT option.

Administered under strictly controlled conditions by a trained psychiatrist and an anesthesiologist in a postoperative room setting, a brief application of electric stimuli is used to produce a seizure lasting generally less than one minute. If a patient does not respond to the standard procedures, there are options of utilizing augmented techniques to enhance the ECT response. Treatment series are tailored to each patient’s needs.

Call our Physician Referral Service at (914) 964-4DOC (4362) or findadoc@riversidehealth.org for a recommended doctor.