Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Welcome to the Penn ECT Treatment Program

The Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Treatment Program at The University of Pennsylvania offers state of the art outpatient and inpatient based ECT for severe psychiatric disorders. ECT has proven effectiveness as a treatment for depression and other psychiatric conditions. Advancements on the technique have improved significantly ECT’s tolerability and safety profile.

The Psychiatry department at the University of Pennsylvania is one of the leading programs in the US and has extensive clinical experience with ECT. Our service is directed by experts on mood disorders and neuromodulation to ensure adequacy of treatment and to maximize chances of treatment response.