Recent advances in optimizing electroconvulsive therapy.

  title={Recent advances in optimizing electroconvulsive therapy.},
  author={Colleen K. Loo and Isaac Schweitzer and Chris Pratt},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  volume={40 8},
This review aims to summarize and critically evaluate the evidence for recent advances and alternative approaches in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) technique. Novel developments in ECT research are also mentioned. An EMBASE literature search was undertaken of clinical trials, case reports and research updates on novel and alternative approaches in ECT practice and research, including alternative electrode placements, variations in stimulus configuration, and novel developments (magnetic… CONTINUE READING