The present use of electroconvulsive therapy.


Journal Article (Review)

Physicians attempting to treat certain severe mental disorders have recently shown renewed interest in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). A number of technical innovations have made ECT safer, as well as more effective. These innovations include oxygenation, muscular relaxation, unilateral nondominant electrode placement, use of brief-pulse stimuli, titrated stimulus dosing, electroencephalographic (EEG) monitoring, determination of seizure adequacy, and pharmacologic enhancement of treatment response.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Weiner, RD; Krystal, AD

Published Date

  • 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 /

Start / End Page

  • 273 - 281

PubMed ID

  • 8198383

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8198383

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0066-4219

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1146/


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States