Efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy in bipolar versus unipolar major depression: a meta‐analysis

@article{Dierckx2012EfficacyOE,
  title={Efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy in bipolar versus unipolar major depression: a meta‐analysis},
  author={B. Dierckx and Willemijn T Heijnen and W. W. van den Broek and T. Birkenh{\"a}ger},
  journal={Bipolar Disorders},
  year={2012},
  volume={14}
}
Dierckx B, Heijnen WT, van den Broek WW, Birkenhäger TK. Efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy in bipolar versus unipolar major depression: a meta‐analysis. Bipolar Disord 2012: 14: 146–150. © 2012 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S. 
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