This therapy is used in treatment of the following mental illnesses.

          1. Depression
          2. Schizophrenia
          3. Mania
          4. Diseases having suicidal tendency


Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT) is safe, painless and effective treatment, when properly administered. Better results are seen in short period of time. Even then, by simply uttering the word, `shock treatment’, new patients and their relatives are scared and the reason behind this is sheer misunderstanding about the treatment.

The following infrastructure necessary for Electro Convulsive Therapy is available in Shanti Nursing Home:

Boyle’s Apparatus, Central Oxygen System, Suction Machine, Defibrillator, Jet Ventilation etc. Needless to say that, the services of anesthetists, Psychiatrists and the trained supporting staff, is there to take care of the patients.