Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Brief Overview of Practical Aspects of ECT

Presented by:
Dr. Brent Carr
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
College of Medicine
University of Florida

Dr. Srinath Gopinath
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
College of Medicine
University of Florida

Faculty Disclosure:

Dr Brent Carr and Dr Srinath Gopinath have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships. No one else in a position to control content has any relationships to disclose.

Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website:

Release Date: March 10, 2021
Expiration Date:  March 9, 2024

Target Audience: Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Clinical Neurologists

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the clinical significance of ECT.
  2. Describe the side-effects/contraindications for ECT.
  3. Describe the screening process for ECT prior to treatments.
  4. Application of ECT in special scenarios .

Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test.

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Resource(s) for further study:

  1. Anesthesia Management for Electroconvulsive Therapy_ Practical Techniques and Physiological Background-Springer Japan (2016);DOI 10.1007/978-4-431-55717-3
  2. Clinical Manual of Electroconvulsive Therapy, Second Edition; Mankad. Beyer, Weiner and Krystal (2010); ISBN 978-1-58562-269-6
  3. Electroconvulsive Therapy_ A Guide for Professionals and Their Patients-Oxford University Press, USA; Max Fink(2008);ISBN 978-0-19-536574-0
  4. Practice of Electroconvulsive Therapy_ Recommendations for Treatment, Training, and Privileging (A Task Force Report of the American Psychiatric Association), Second Edition; 2001
  5. The ECT Handbook; 4th edition, Ferrier and Waite, Cambridge University Press, 2019
  6. The electroconvulsive therapy workbook_ clinical applications-Routledge, Weiss (2018)

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Martha Pennock Schaub AT or 352-392-9887(fax).