It is the induction of brief convulsion by passing an electric current through the brain for the treatment of affective disorders. Patients are selected to undergo ECT are carefully screened. This treatment is typically used for patients who have had minimal or no improvement following medication. ECT can benefit patients with severe depression, mania and Schizophrenia.
ECT is safe yet most effective treatment for some mental disorders including depression. It is one of the fastest ways to relieve symptoms in severely depressed or suicidal patients. Patients are carefully monitored during the treatment. The patient is awakened minutes later, does not remember the treatment or events surrounding it and is often confused. The confusion typically lasts for only a short period of time.
These electrodes are fitted snugly on temporal area on both side of the skull. The temporal areas should be cleaned with a cloth soacked in saline water before every treatment.
The switch should be pressed till a proper tonic and
clonic convulsion is obtained. It usually takes two
to three seconds to produce the desired effect. The
auto-timer is set for a fixed period of 3 sec. for
ECT -1 and 4 sec. for ECT-2. The current will cease
automatically after this period, even if the hand
switch is not released.
K.P.H ECT Machines are being
used for treatment, very successfully for the last
30 (Thirty) years at Karachi Psychiatric Hospital,
as well as at many other psychiatric centers throughout
the country. We have used the most modern mechanical,
electrical and electronics systems in order to ensure
maximum effectiveness safety.
Our ECT Machines are being used by psychiatrists in
Pakistan, as well as abroad, and if desired we can
provide the name and addresses of the Psychiatrists,
in or near your city to enable you to examine its
performance. The following are the cities where the
K.P.H. ECT Machines have been bought by doctors.
You are also welcome to visit KARACHI PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL to see the machines in operation. A booklet about ECT, will be delivered with the machine, in order to guide the new user about the indications, contra-indication, the number needed in various diseases, side effect etc.
We shall refund the full amount received, if the Machine is not liked, for any reason what so ever, provided it is returned within one month of the purchase.
In addition we provide free of cost parts and repair for defects occurring during normal use, for a period of five years. After five years, further repairs and parts will be charged at normal rates.
Delivery of the K.P.H ECT Machine shall be made immediately after the receipt of the cash or bank draft.