On this site a clear and concise description of indications for electroshock (ECT) are given by NICE. NICE produces guidance in clinical practice. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health in the United Kingdom. This information on electroconvulsive therapy is provided for use by the public and provides an explanation of the guidance.
NICE was asked to look at the available evidence on electroconvulsive therapy and to provide guidance that will help the NHS in England and Wales decide when it should be used. This resulted in a nice pdf file with that information.