Decreasing Adverse Outcomes of Unmodified Electroconvulsive Therapy: Suggestions and Possibilities

@article{Gallegos2012DecreasingAO,
  title={Decreasing Adverse Outcomes of Unmodified Electroconvulsive Therapy: Suggestions and Possibilities},
  author={J. Gallegos and Punit V Vaidya and Douglas D'Agati and G. Jayaram and T. Nguyen and A. Tripathi and J. Trivedi and I. Reti},
  journal={The Journal of ECT},
  year={2012},
  volume={28},
  pages={77–81}
}
Abstract Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is far and away the most effective treatment for depression and quite effective for a range of other psychiatric conditions that are unresponsive to medication. Electroconvulsive therapy in the developed world has been administered with anesthesia, muscle relaxants, and ventilation since the mid-1950s following 20 years of unmodified treatment. However, in much of the developing world, ECT continues to be administered unmodified because of lack of… Expand
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