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West Florida Hospital
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Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

To make a referral or for more information, please
call (850) 494-3694.

The Pavilion at West Florida Healthcare offers Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as a treatment option for patients with severe depression. ECT is a valuable, safe, and effective treatment that is offered on an inpatient and outpatient basis at The Pavilion.

Our Services

  • Consultation with Psychiatrist
  • Extensive education and patient/family support
  • Patient-centered approach to treatment
  • Inpatient and outpatient options

The Pavilion at West Florida Healthcare is pleased to offer electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to patients who have severe depression that has not been responsive to other therapy or medications. Patients who may be candidates for ECT will receive a referral from a trained treatment professional. Once the referral is made, the team at The Pavilion will work with the patient and their loved ones to develop an individualized plan that will be complete with goals and tactics.

ECT is one of the fastest ways to relieve symptoms in severely depressed or suicidal patients, in patients who suffer from mania, and in other mental illnesses. ECT is generally used as a later treatment option when severe depression is unresponsive to other forms of therapy, or when the patient is so ill that his or her life is in danger. It also is used when these patients pose a severe threat to themselves or others, and it is dangerous to wait until medications take effect.