NACT (Nordic Association for Convulsive Therapy) is an association of people from different countries and professions (psychiatrists, anaesthesiologists, nurses, psychologists, researchers) united by interest in ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy) and other neurostimulation methods.
The main aim of the association is to increase and promote knowledge in clinical practice and research on electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and other evidence based neurostimulation therapies. To fulfill this objective, the Association endeavours to organize scientific conferences that facilitate the exchange of educational, scientifical and practical knowledge.
NACT was founded in June 2003. Since then, several scientific meetings have been held.
ECT is regarded as the most efficacious biological treatment for the most severe psychiatric disorders. Since its introduction in 1938 a lot has changed but ECT still holds a very important role in the treatment of several psychiatric and neurologic disorders and nothing seems to change it in at least coming decades. Though, nowadays we still face many challenges – stigma, mechanism of action, proper clinical practice. And that is all NACT is up to.