Patients' and their relatives' attitudes toward electroconvulsive therapy in bipolar disorder.

@article{Virit2007PatientsAT,
  title={Patients' and their relatives' attitudes toward electroconvulsive therapy in bipolar disorder.},
  author={Osman Virit and Duygu Ayar and Haluk Asuman Savaş and Mehmet Yumru and Salih Selek},
  journal={The journal of ECT},
  year={2007},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={255-9}
}
Although electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and efficacious treatment, there is a widespread negative view of ECT in public and professional circles. Previous studies that reported psychiatric patients' and their relatives' feelings and attitudes toward ECT revealed generally positive results. However, there are no data focusing on bipolar patients' and their relatives' attitudes toward ECT. In this study, the perspectives of 70 bipolar patients and their 70 relatives were examined… CONTINUE READING
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