The psychiatric use of electrically induced seizures.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

ECT is an effective but also controversial treatment modality in psychiatry. The decision of when to use ECT is predicated on a knowledgeable assessment of anticipated benefits and possible risks as they apply to each individual case. Refinements in ECT technique have minimized risks, but have also increased the methodological complexity. The author presents a clinical review of ECT use with particular emphasis on practical issues related to efficacy, risks, and technique.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Weiner, RD

Published Date

  • December 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 136 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1507 - 1517

PubMed ID

  • 389068

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-953X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/ajp.136.12.1507


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States