Our electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) team, based at the Radbourne Unit, provides ECT to a small number of patients who have mental health problems, particularly severe depression or people who are experiencing a prolonged manic episode. ECT is generally used when patients have a poor response to more conventional treatment options, and require rapid short term relief from severe symptoms. The team has been accredited as excellent by the Electroconvulsive Therapy Accreditation Service (ECTAS), which is a system of external review done by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Electro-convulsive therapy information leaflet
Royal Derby Hospital Site
Tel: 01332 623811