Electroconvulsive Therapy in Children and Adolescents: Clinical Indications and Special Considerations.

@article{Benson2019ElectroconvulsiveTI,
  title={Electroconvulsive Therapy in Children and Adolescents: Clinical Indications and Special Considerations.},
  author={Nicole M. Benson and Stephen J. Seiner},
  journal={Harvard Review of Psychiatry},
  year={2019}
}
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a well-tolerated, well-established, and efficacious treatment in adults, particularly in the setting of severe mood and psychotic disorders. In children and adolescents, however, ECT is infrequently administered and likely underutilized. Results from older studies evaluating the utility of ECT in children and adolescents were mixed, but recent studies have supported ECT treatment success in these patients, with particularly high response rates for treating… 

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