How Long Will I Need To Do Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), And What Is Maintenance ECT?

Question: How long will I need to do electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and what is maintenance ECT?Answer: ECT is usually given two or three times a week -- usually on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Typically the ECT treatment course lasts eight to 12 treatments -- sometimes as few as six, sometimes as many as 15 treatments can occur in a course.Your doctor will determine how many you need depending on your response.After patients have received a course of ECT they're usually placed back on...Full Story
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