A Retrospective Study of Maintenance Electroconvulsive Therapy in a University-Based Psychiatric Practice.

We reviewed the log book of our university-based electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) service for the years 1981 to 1987. We identified 10 patients treated with monthly maintenance electroconvulsive therapy (ECT-M). These 10 patients received 3% of the ECT treatments given in this 7 year period. The review of their charts suggests that ECT-M is generally… CONTINUE READING