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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For decades, people with severe depression, bipolar disorder, and other major mental health conditions have gotten help from the treatment known as ECT, when nothing else helped them. Thousands of studies have shown its power to ease devastating, even life-threatening, symptoms. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed to change the way it
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