Barriers to the use of electroconvulsive therapy in the elderly: a European survey

  title={Barriers to the use of electroconvulsive therapy in the elderly: a European survey},
  author={M Philpot and Adrian Treloar and Niall Gormley and Lars Gustafson},
  journal={European Psychiatry},
  pages={41 - 45}

Accessibility, standards and challenges of electroconvulsive therapy in Western industrialized countries: A German example

The frequency of application of electroconvulsive therapy in Germany has increased during the last 12 years by a factor of more than 2.5 and in Western industrialized countries, numbers vary by more than 10 amongst the countries with a slow trend of equalization.

The Efficiency of Electroconvulsive Therapy in the

The Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is a safe and effective treatment of depression in the elderly. With a high rate of remission may be the treatment of choice in cases of psychotic depression or

A National Survey of Electroconvulsive Therapy Use in the Russian Federation

A survey of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) throughout Russia was undertaken to understand the range of ECT usage and knowledge and found that most respondents are enthusiastic and positive about ECT, and most institutions are eager to adopt modern ECT methods.

The Efficiency of Electroconvulsive Therapy in the Treatment of Depression in the Elderly

The Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is a safe and effective treatment of depression in the elderly and may be the treatment of choice in cases of psychotic depression or when antidepressant treatment fails.

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) in Sudan, Probing Differences between Africa and the West

In comparison to the West, ECT plays a major role in the treatment of mania and manic spectrum disorders in Africa.

Electroconvulsive therapy: is there a role for treating older patients?

The balance of risks and benefits of ECT justify its use for severe depression in older patients, both with and without dementia.

Electroconvulsive therapy in geriatric patients: A literature review and program report from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an effective therapeutic intervention in the elderly patients with major depression, especially those with psychosis, suicidality, catatonia, nutritional

Guide to Anaesthetic Selection for Electroconvulsive Therapy

Successful and safe ECT depends on the correct choice of anaesthetic drugs for the individual patient, which have to be chosen with respect to the individual concomitant medication and pre-existing diseases.

Factors Associated With Global Variability in Electroconvulsive Therapy Utilization

Findings suggest that across the globe ECT but not antidepressant medication utilization is associated with the degree to which a nation financially invests in mental health care for its citizens.

Comparison of Electroconvulsive Therapy Practice Between London and Bengaluru

The relatively limited use of ECT in London reflects local treatment guidelines and may reflect the stigma associated with ECT, while electroconvulsive therapy is more widely used in Bengaluru with good outcomes.



Some influences on regional variation in frequency of prescription of electroconvulsive therapy.

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A Republic of Ireland national survey of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) showed wide inter-hospital variation in ECT rates. Psychiatric admission rates, professional attitudes, and patient turnover

Electroconvulsive therapy in Wales

Electroconvulsive therapy is mostly used after a failure of patients to respond adequately to a course of antidepressants, including lithium or an alternative drug.

The use of electroconvulsive therapy in old age psychiatry

The results confirm that ECT is a safe and effective treatment for elderly patients with severe depressive illnesses, despite the fact that many of them suffer from concurrent physical problems and that some have evidence of intellectual impairment.

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A total of 451 German psychiatric hospitals were asked in 1995 about their use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and one focus in the present study was the attitudes of the managing directors towards ECT.

Rates of electroconvulsive therapy use in Edinburgh (1992-1997).

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Electroconvulsive therapy was used in general hospitals with psychiatric department of Barcelona, Spain, with high coincidence in indications but not in the technical aspects.

Electroconvulsive therapy in the Nordic countries, 1977–1987

ECT is still a widely used treatment in the Nordic countries, especially so in endogenous depression, manic‐depressive mixed states and acute delirium, and with a trend towards an increase in these conditions.

Patient selection and remission rates with the current practice of electroconvulsive therapy in Germany.

The efficacy of ECT in the management of severe psychiatric disorders even in a highly selected sample of patients previously found to be resistant to alternative modes of psychiatric treatment is highlighted.

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The authors processed statistical data on the application of electroconvulsive treatment in 1981-1989 in all in-patient psychiatric departments in the Czech Republic. During this period a slight

Completed suicide and recent electroconvulsive therapy in Finland.

The findings indirectly support earlier reports suggesting ECT to have a preventive effect concerning suicide, as the number of cases having received electroconvulsive therapy during the 3 final months before suicide was examined.