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UMass Doctor Speaks About ECT

February, 2017

Psi Beta Honor Society and Psychology Club were excited to host Dr. Tatyana Shteinlukht on Wednesday, February 22, at noon in 109A HLC. The topic of her talk was “ECT: A Danger, or Effective Therapy?”

Dr. Shteinlukht brought a patient and their spouse to discuss their experience with ECT as well. 

Electroconvulsive therapy has been used since the 1940s. Considerable controversy exists about the effectiveness of this treatment, as well as the potential side effects. Dr. Shteinlukht is an expert in the field, who provides this treatment at UMass Worcester.

Dr. Shteinlukht, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor of psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Medical Director, UMass ECT service; Director of UMass ECT training. She is board certified in psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry.