Letters Electroconvulsive therapy

ECT’s increasing evidence base and positive profile

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b390 (Published 02 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b390
  1. Bradley Ng, old age psychiatrist1
  1. 1Robina Hospital, Robina, QLD 4226, Australia
  1. bkwng{at}hotmail.com

    Webber’s article on his wife’s experience of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) adds to an increasing body of positive and balanced accounts of this controversial treatment.1 2 3

    Webber highlights the use of continuation/maintenance ECT on a weekly to monthly basis after the acute treatment episode to …

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