Minimizing Therapeutic Differences Between Bilateral and Unilateral Nondominant ECT.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Conflicting results continue to be reported for studies contrasting the therapeutic efficacy of bilateral and unilateral nondominant electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). At least in part, the therapeutic advantage for bilateral ECT observed by some investigators may be related to the use of nonoptimum unilateral ECT technique. Consideration of technique-related factors, such as stimulus electrode location, contact at the electrode-scalp interface, stimulus dosing, and seizure monitoring, will allow unilateral ECT to be carried out with maximal therapeutic potency.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Weiner, RD; Coffey, CE

Published Date

  • 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 261 - 265

PubMed ID

  • 11940875

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-8055


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States