Electroconvulsive therapy

A. Khan, M. H. Mirolo, D. Hughes, L. Bierut

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Modern ECT practice has evolved far from its beginnings more than 50 years ago. ECT is effective, safe, and rewarding in the clinical setting. This discussion complements the 1990 APA Task Force report and elaborates on some of the clinical and scientific factors that could not be fully addressed by the report. The future of ECT lies in understanding the mechanisms by which it relieves depressive symptoms and causes amnesia and related cognitive deficits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-513
Number of pages17
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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    Khan, A., Mirolo, M. H., Hughes, D., & Bierut, L. (1993). Electroconvulsive therapy. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 16(3), 497-513.