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Programs & Services

Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure during which brief electrical stimulation to the brain produces a reaction that is like a seizure. ECT is used to treat severe depression or other psychiatric and neurological conditions, such as schizophrenia.

This program provides a specialized treatment for adult and geriatric populations living with depression and / or mood disorders :

  • where medication is not working or
  • where they are too acute to wait for medication to have effect
  • with the goal of improving mood and personal function

This is accomplished by inducing a seizure with physical stimulation to both inpatient and outpatient clients. Typically a series of 12 treatments over 4 weeks would be recommended. Maintenance therapy is also available after a series.

Contact Details

Rockyview General Hospital

7007 14 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2V 1P9
403-943-3000 (Switchboard)
Getting There

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Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Service Providers May Include
anesthesiologists, nurses, psychiatrists, respiratory therapists

Service targeted to:

  • adults 18+
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

By appointment. Registration required. Rockyview General Hospital Addiction and Mental Health Psychiatric services consult and refer patients to this service.

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