A Comparison of the Ethnic Distribution in the Depressed Inpatient Population and in the Electroconvulsive Therapy Clinic

@article{Euba2006ACO,
  title={A Comparison of the Ethnic Distribution in the Depressed Inpatient Population and in the Electroconvulsive Therapy Clinic},
  author={R. Euba and Ana B. Saiz},
  journal={The Journal of ECT},
  year={2006},
  volume={22},
  pages={235-236}
}
Objectives: It is often assumed that depressed members of ethnic minorities in Western countries are more likely to be treated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) than white patients. The aim of this study was to test such assumption in the area of London covered by our mental health Trust. Methods: We examined the electronic records of all admissions with a diagnosis of major depression (n = 2422) to the 3 hospitals in a London mental health Trust for a period of 4 years. Their ethnic… Expand
Outcome of Electroconvulsive Therapy by Race in the Consortium for Research on Electroconvulsive Therapy Multisite Study
TLDR
This study found that black and white patients with major depressive disorder had comparable outcomes and found that fewer black patients received ECT than whites, a difference that has been reported in other samples. Expand
Sociodemographic Characterization of ECT Utilization in Hawaii
TLDR
Electroconvulsive therapy is underutilized by certain sociodemographic groups that may benefit most from the treatment, and Japanese Americans received significantly more ECT procedures than European Americans. Expand
Electroconvulsive Therapy and Ethnicity
  • R. Euba
  • Medicine
  • The journal of ECT
  • 2012
TLDR
There is a need to ensure that nonwhites have equal access to this effective treatment of ECT and there is a mistaken predominant perception that ECT is given mainly to members of ethnic minorities. Expand
The Depiction of Electroconvulsive Therapy in the British Press
TLDR
Depictions of ECT in the British press tend to be either neutral or negative, which may contribute to the stigma of mental illness, by marginalizing this treatment and therefore those severely ill patients who receive it. Expand
Equity of utilisation of cardiovascular care and mental health services in England: a cohort-based cross-sectional study using small-area estimation
TLDR
Little evidence of socioeconomic inequality in use for CVD and CMHDs relative to underlying need is found, which suggests that the strong targeting of NHS resources to deprived areas may well have addressed longstanding concerns about unmet need. Expand
Women's experiences of electro-convulsive therapy : a qualitative study
TLDR
It is suggested that within the context of a youth-services agency using a mobile app to provide real-time information about earthquake-triggered landsliding and liquefaction is a natural process that should be considered. Expand

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 15 REFERENCES
Ethnic differences in risk of compulsory psychiatric admission among representative cases of psychosis in London
TLDR
Independent of psychiatric diagnosis and sociodemographic differences, black African and black Caribbean patients with psychosis in south London were more likely than white patients to have ever been detained under the Mental Health Act 1983. Expand
Gender differences in electroconvulsive therapy: a retrospective chart review.
TLDR
The findings of this study may support a gender difference both in referral and in the outcome of ECT in depressed adult patients treated by ECT. Expand
Risk factors and the prevalence of neurosis and psychosis in ethnic groups in Great Britain
TLDR
The excess of psychosis in Africans and Afro-Caribbeans in Great Britain appears to be partly explained by socio-economic disadvantage, but larger studies are needed to confirm this. Expand
Racial disparity in the use of ECT for affective disorders.
TLDR
The racial disparity in the use of ECT cannot be explained on the basis of insurance coverage, the social class of the patients, or their illnesses' being more treatment resistant. Expand
The state of electroconvulsive therapy in Texas. Part I: reported data on 41,660 ECT treatments in 5971 patients.
TLDR
The propositions that ECT is an extremely safe and effective treatment for those individuals suffering from a serious mental illness and ethnic groups other than non-Hispanic Anglo-Americans appear to be underserved in regards to ECT are supported. Expand
Do patients who receive electroconvulsive therapy in Scotland get better?: Results of a national audit
TLDR
The audit of ECT is achievable at a national level, E CT is effective in a routine clinical setting and the standards at ECT in Scotland are higher than the UK average. Expand
Race, Schizophrenia, and Admission to State Psychiatric Hospitals
  • A. Barnes
  • Medicine
  • Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
  • 2004
TLDR
In comparison with the general population, African Americans were found to be overrepresented among inpatients with diagnoses of schizophrenia and four times more likely to receive a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Expand
Use of ECT in the United States in 1975, 1980, and 1986.
TLDR
The declining use of ECT in the United States ended in the 1980s, and its use is becoming more targeted toward patients with affective disorders. Expand
Plan aims to end discrimination in mental health services
TLDR
An action plan, entitled Delivering Race Equality in Mental Health Care, was launched this week by the health minister Rosie Winterton as part of the government's response to the independent inquiry into the death of David “Rocky” Bennett. Expand
Comparison of the incidence of schizophrenia in rural Dumfries and Galloway and urban Camberwell
TLDR
The incidence of schizophrenia in urban Camberwell was higher than that in rural Dumfries and Galloway; the high incidence of non-Whites inCamberwell largely explains the urban/rural difference. Expand
...
1
2
...