Electroconvulsive therapy practice in Western Australia.

  title={Electroconvulsive therapy practice in Western Australia.},
  author={Serene P C Teh and Alan J. Xiao and Edward Helmes and Deirdre G Drake},
  journal={The journal of ECT},
  volume={21 3},
OBJECTIVES Despite the continued wide use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), there is little empirical research documenting numbers and characteristics of recipients of ECT, or the number of ECT administrations in various jurisdictions. This study aimed to further develop an Australian perspective on the practice of ECT, with particular emphasis on its use with children and older adults. METHODS The Mental Health Information System of Western Australia (WA) and records from State psychiatric… CONTINUE READING

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