How relevant is seizure duration in assessing the effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy?

Abstract

Dear Editor: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a highly effective treatment for major depression and other psychiatric disorders. The question of how to define a therapeutically adequate ECT treatment has been discussed from the early days of ECT (1) to the present (2). Although convention has required a minimum individual seizure duration of 15 to 25… (More)

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