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When to Consider Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): an expert review with clinical recommendations

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

OBJECTIVE: To familiarize the reader with the role of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in current psychiatric medicine. METHOD: We review clinical indications for ECT, patient selection, contemporary ECT practice, maintenance treatment and ECT in major treatment guidelines. RESULTS: ECT is underutilized largely due to persisting stigma and lack of knowledge about modern ECT technique. CONCLUSION: ECT remains a vital treatment for patients with severe mood disorders, psychotic illness and catatonia.
Journal: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
ISSN: 0001-690X
Issue: 4
Volume: 141
Pages: 1 - 12
Publication year:2019