Electroconvulsive treatment during pregnancy: a systematic review

@article{Pompili2014ElectroconvulsiveTD,
  title={Electroconvulsive treatment during pregnancy: a systematic review},
  author={M. Pompili and G. Dominici and G. Giordano and Lucia Longo and G. Serafini and D. Lester and M. Amore and P. Girardi},
  journal={Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics},
  year={2014},
  volume={14},
  pages={1377 - 1390}
}
  • M. Pompili, G. Dominici, +5 authors P. Girardi
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
  • Pharmacological treatment of severe psychiatric disorders during pregnancy is complicated by the potential harmful effects of treatment for the fetus. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been demonstrated to be effective for the treatment of several mental disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety of ECT in the treatment of psychiatric disorders during pregnancy; to compare its efficacy with medication; and to identify the main indications for use in pregnancy. We performed… CONTINUE READING
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