The Aleph Center, PLLC
Wholistic Mental Health Care

6408 E Tanque Verde Road,

Tucson, Arizona 85718-3809
Phone: (520)-885-5558
Fax: (520)-885-5559

ECT (Electro-Convulsive Therapy) Information for Patients and Families

Here are resources designed to teach you about ECT, including the potential benefits and risks involved, history and precautions that are taken before and during treatment. Please review this information to be well-informed about the process of this treatment.

The first video below is one of the most up-to-date consent videos, presented by Darthmouth's Geisel School of Medicine. Other informational videos and readings are linked below and in the sidebar.

ECT in Media

2019: Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh A stand-up comic talks about his experience with depression and ECT.

2016: Kitty Dukakis, a Beneficiary of Electroshock Therapy, Emerges as Its Evangelist

2016: Ride the Tiger. A PBS series about Bipolar Disorder, that includes an episode about ECT.
1986: Old ECT consent video by Dr. Max Fink, still an accurate discussion and portrayal.