Mental Health Services
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is a medical treatment for numerous psychiatric conditions. The treatment consists of the administration of a muscle relaxant and general anaesthesia prior to the patient receiving an electrical stimulus, which is applied trans-dermally to the scalp in order to induce a grand-mal seizure.
Main indications for use include:
- Moderate to major depressive episode
Referrals to this service can be received from Armadale Mental Health Service and admitted and non admitted consumers from Bentley Mental Health Service. The service is located at F Block.