V Couvreur

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Patients with factitious disorders need to be ill and to defy physicians. These syndromes are difficult to diagnose because of the permanent disorder appearing inside the therapeutic relation. The case of a young woman who presents with a factitious anemia, also called Lasthenie de Ferjol syndrome, shows the complexity of such psychosomatic symptoms.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is known as an effective treatment for some depressive disorders. Nevertheless ECT continues to be a subject of controversy. The absence of a unifying theory for its mechanisms of action explains the mistrust about ECT. The aim of this article is to review the literature about ECT and to propose a synthesis concerning its(More)
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