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Celebrating a dynamic duo in the Department of Psychiatry’s ECT unit during Nurses Week 2016

Jan McWethy and Brad Packard have worked as a team on the unit since 1999 Brad Packard and Jan McWethy have been on the nursing staff with the U-M Department of Psychiatry’s ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) program since 1999. Patients getting ECT receive anesthesia and muscle relaxation before their treatments, so they’re asleep the whole time.

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Electroconvulsive therapy’s enduring effectiveness

A Detroit Free Press profile of a Detroit-area woman’s struggle with severe depression highlights the role that electcroconvulsive therapy (ECT) sessions, performed at U-M, played in her recovery. For more than 70 years, ECT has been an effective treatment for a number of psychiatric illnesses, and in recent decades it has become an important option

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