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

  title={A Comparison of the Ethnic Distribution in the Depressed Inpatient Population and in the Electroconvulsive Therapy Clinic},
  author={Rafael Euba and Ana B. Saiz},
  journal={The Journal of ECT},
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… 

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