For adolescents ages 16 to 17 with severe, treatment-resistant depression, we offer the same three services that we offer adults: electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), ketamine therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation.
For an adolescent younger than 18-years-old to receive a course of ECT, the State of Texas requires three physicians to certify in writing that the treatment is necessary.
The adolescent’s legal guardian must give permission for each treatment.
Neil Puri, MD, is the medical director of our Center for Brain Stimulation.
Call us at 713-275-5400 for more information about these therapies for adolescents.
These services are not available for children, but help is still available. Please call 713-275-5400 to learn about our services for children with mental illness.