Dr. Ryan Sondergard


Dr. Ryan Bradley Sondergard, D.O. is a psychiatrist who specializes in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for treatment-resistant depression. He is passionate about helping patients find relief from depression and get back to their lives.

Dr. Sondergard received his medical degree from A.T. Still University-KCOM in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Saint Louis University, where he was awarded Rookie Resident of the Year. 

Dr. Sondergard is actively involved with starting and operating an inpatient and outpatient Electroconvulsive Therapy service during his employment with the Dayton VA Medical Center.

Why Dr. Sondergard Chose ECT Psychiatry

Dr. Sondergard chose to specialize in Electroconvulsive Therapy because he has seen firsthand the life-changing impact that Electroconvulsive Therapy can have on people with treatment-resistant depression. He is passionate about helping patients find the relief they need to live their best lives.

Dr. Sondergard’s Approach to Patient Care

Dr. Sondergard believes in a collaborative approach to patient care. He takes the time to understand each patient’s individual needs and goals. He then works with the patient to develop a treatment plan that is right for them.

Dr. Sondergard is also committed to providing his patients with support and education. He wants his patients to feel informed about their treatment options and to be empowered to make the best decisions for their health.

If you are struggling with treatment-resistant depression, Dr. Sondergard encourages you to learn more about ECT . 

Professional Credentials

Education and Practice

  • Residency in psychiatry at Saint Louis University
  • Medical degree from A.T. Still University-KCOM

Expertise in

  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
  • Treatment-resistant depression
  • Severe depression
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Psychotic depression
  • Catatonic depression
  • Suicide prevention

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Embark on a transformative journey towards mental wellness with Dr. Ryan Bradley Sondergard. This site, dedicated to Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) as a treatment for treatment-resistant depression, is your guide to understanding and navigating the profound impact of this therapeutic approach.


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