Caroline Gosselin

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OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to document electroconvulsive therapy use in Canada with respect to treatment facilities and caseloads based on a survey of practice (Canadian Electroconvulsive Therapy Survey/Enquete Canadienne Sur Les Electrochocs-CANECTS/ECANEC) and to consider these findings in the context of guideline recommendations. METHOD All(More)
OBJECTIVES We report on the anesthesia subsection of a comprehensive nationwide survey (Canadian Electroconvulsive Therapy Survey/Enquête canadienne sur les electrochocs) on the practice of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in Canada. METHODS This comprehensive survey was sent to the 175 Canadian institutions identified as providers of ECT in 2007. Among(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine factors governing access to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in Canada. METHODS We contacted all 1273 registered health care institutions in Canada and invited the 175 centers identified as providing ECT to complete a comprehensive questionnaire. To determine geographic access to ECT, we used a geographic information(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the results of the policies and procedures subsection of a nationwide electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) survey: Canadian Electroconvulsive Therapy Survey/Enquête canadienne sur les electrochocs. METHOD We contacted 1273 registered health care institutions in Canada and invited the 175 centres identified as providing ECT to complete a(More)
AIM The objective of this study was to present survey data on the teaching of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in health care centers across Canada. METHODS Of 1273 centers identified, 175 were found to practice ECT. These centers were asked to complete a questionnaire, and 107 (61%) of them answered 5 questions dealing specifically with ECT teaching.(More)
OBJECTIVE Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an effective treatment for mood and other psychiatric disorders. Despite widespread use, the specifics of ECT practice in Canada are largely unknown. A nationwide survey designed to document current delivery was therefore conducted. METHOD One hundred seventy-five Canadian ECT delivery sites were identified. A(More)
Although tricyclic antidepressants remain a principal mode of treatment of depression in the elderly, concomitant medical illness in this subgroup creates particular concern regarding the safety of these drugs. Doxepin has gained favour for use in the geriatric population due to claims of low cardiovascular side effects. This perceived safety has been(More)
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