Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Mental Health

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is used when an individual does not respond to or cannot tolerate medication. It is used to treat: 

  • Major depression (including agitated depression)
  • Depressed/manic phases of bipolar disorder
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
  • Catatonia

Treatment involves the administration of a small electrical current to the surface of the scalp (which is transmitted to the surface of the brain). 

Location, hours and contact information

Mount Hope Building
Nova Scotia Hospital
300 Pleasant Street
Dartmouth, NS   B2Y 3Z9
Tel: 902-464-3310
Fax: 902-464-6519

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 

How do I get an appointment?

A referral from your doctor is required.