Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Electroconvulsive Therapy Among Medical Students and the General Public

@article{Mcfarquhar2008KnowledgeAA,
  title={Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Electroconvulsive Therapy Among Medical Students and the General Public},
  author={Tara Mcfarquhar and James Thompson},
  journal={The Journal of ECT},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={244-253}
}
Objective: To explore the state of knowledge and attitudes toward electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) among a sample of the adult British general public (n = 70) in comparison with a sample of medical students (n = 70) and MRCPsych students (n = 20). Despite documented efficacy, an uncritical anti-ECT stance is often adopted by the media. It has been suggested that medical students are relatively unfamiliar with ECT. If they do hold the same misconceptions as the general public, there are… 

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