Public attitudes towards electroconvulsive therapy in the Chuvash Republic

  title={Public attitudes towards electroconvulsive therapy in the Chuvash Republic},
  author={A. Golenkov and G. Ungvari and G. Gazdag},
  journal={International Journal of Social Psychiatry},
  pages={289 - 294}
Background: Public attitudes towards a given medical procedure can have a significant influence on the employment of that method. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a medical procedure that has received an exceptionally ambiguous public reception since its inception. Aim: To survey the level of information about and attitudes towards ECT in a general population sample of the Chuvash Republic of the Russian Federation. Methods: A randomly selected cohort of 5,373 people was contacted by… Expand
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