ECT Videos

These ECT videos provide information on the benefits of ECT treatment as well as negative side effects of ECT. Plus these ECT videos include personal ECT stories.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), once known as shock therapy, is primarily used in treating severe treatment-resistant depression. While ECT is the most controversial practice in psychiatry, over 100,000 people receive ECT each year in the United States. The benefits of ECT treatment have been well documented and for many, are worth the risks.1

Watch these ECT videos.

ECT Video – A Personal Story

This treatment can be a positive experience, as seen in this ECT video. Carol Kivler, our guest on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show, talks about how she experienced the benefits of ECT treatment. Kivler suffers from periodic acute bouts of medication-resistant depression, responsive only to ECT.

Carol is a 59-year-old corporate trainer; she is also an executive coach, keynote speaker and founder of Kivler Communications. Carol also is the author of Will I Ever Be the Same Again? Transforming the Face of ECT (Shock Therapy). In this video, Carol talks about her experiences with shock therapy as a treatment for clinical depression, as well as the model she created to help those suffering from clinical depression to stay in recovery for longer periods of time.

Medical ECT Videos

ECT is no longer practiced with patients wide awake and is not used to control or subdue patients. Psychiatrist Dr. Harry Croft, Medical Director at, dispels this and other myths in this ECT video.


ECT is used to treat several conditions. In this ECT therapy video, Dr. Croft outlines why a patient would consider ECT treatment and the possible side effects of ECT.


Short Documentary Animation ECT Video

Two women's ECT experiences are brought to life through voice, music and animation in this ECT video. Loved ones of the patients also speak of what it's like to see the patient receive the benefits of ECT treatment. 

However, not everything about ECT is good though. Some patients experience ECT problems.

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APA Reference
Tracy, N. (2012, January 8). ECT Videos, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2021, May 9 from

Last Updated: May 18, 2019

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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