Electroconvulsive Therapy in Nigeria.

Abstract

An overview of the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in Nigeria is presented. Unmodified ECT with bilaterally placed electrodes remains the main method of administration and is widely used for all forms of functional psychoses. ECT is used as an adjunct to chemotherapy both for inpatients and outpatients. Complications associated with the therapy are… (More)

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