A Western Australian Survey On Public Attitudes Toward and Knowledge of Electroconvulsive Therapy

  title={A Western Australian Survey On Public Attitudes Toward and Knowledge of Electroconvulsive Therapy},
  author={Serene P. C. Teh and Edward Helmes and Deidre G. Drake},
  journal={International Journal of Social Psychiatry},
  pages={247 - 271}
Aims: Healthcare professionals have debated the use and effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for more than 65 years. Yet, knowledge about, and attitudes towards, ECT have not been thoroughly researched within the Australian community. This study focused on a Western Australian perspective on these issues. Method: The objectives were achieved with specifically developed questionnaires. Six hundred surveys were distributed across the metropolitan area of Perth, Australia. Results: A total… 

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