ECT Open House at Shands Psychiatric Hospital

Published: June 10th, 2016

By: Melinda Fawcett

Category: Uncategorized

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UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital site of new ECT Suite

UF Health held an open house Thursday, June 9th at UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital to showcase their newly developed  state-of-the-art Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) suite. ECT is currently used to treat severe depression, treatment-resistant depression, severe mania, depression with psychosis or suicidality and catatonia. A team of experts in ECT, who have performed thousands of ECT treatments, is now assembled in Gainesville and includes Brent Carr, M.D., Louis Solomon, M.D., Richard Holbert, M.D. and Khurshid Khurshid, M.D.

These doctors along with support staff were on hand last night to talk with guests about the new suite and answer questions about ECT. This team offers customized treatment matching the best options for each individual in order to achieve the best possible results. 

For more information on ECT at UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital please visit:


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