Current electroconvulsive therapy practice and research in the geriatric population.

  title={Current electroconvulsive therapy practice and research in the geriatric population.},
  author={Nancy A Kerner and Joan Prudic},
  volume={4 1},
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is utilized worldwide for various severe and treatment-resistant psychiatric disorders. Research studies have shown that ECT is the most effective and rapid treatment available for elderly patients with depression, bipolar disorder and psychosis. For patients who suffer from intractable catatonia and neuroleptic malignant syndrome, ECT can be life saving. For elderly patients who cannot tolerate or respond poorly to medications and who are at a high risk for drug… CONTINUE READING
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