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ECT should be treatment option in all cases of refractory depression

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7126.233 (Published 17 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:233
  1. Niall Gormley, Senior registrara
  1. aMaudsley Hospital, London SE5 8AZ

    Editor-In the ABC of Mental Health, Hale highlights the poor response of psychotic depression to antidepressants alone.1 His assertion that electroconvulsive therapy is effective only for depressed patients who are either deluded or have marked psychomotor retardation is not, however, supported by the findings of recent studies of …

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