Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was first conducted in 1938 and it is currently the only form of electroshock therapy which works for around 50% of people who undergo the treatment. ECT has been shown to significantly reduce the symptoms and assist in patient situations like:
– Severe, life-threatening depression and they are a risk to themselves or others
– Not responded to medication or talking treatments prior to ECT referral
– Found the treatment helpful in the past and has asked to receive it again
– Experienced a manic episode which is severe or lasting
Our mobile app development team at Leicestershire Health Informatics Service (LHIS) have developed a brand new and engaging mobile app. The app has been specially developed and is aimed at bringing awareness around ECT.
Working alongside Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) we have created our mobile & tablet app using the latest Design Development Platform. The mobile app platform we use to create our mobile and tablet applications has been provided by CommonTime. The app is aimed at patients and professionals alike, who require more information in regards to the treatment available.
For patients the easily accessible mobile app aims to demystify ECT and thereby addresses the stigma and worries that exist around the treatment. For professionals it can be used as a training tool for ECT prescribers, psychiatry trainees, doctors and mental health nurses in the public and private sector.