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Electroconvulsive therapy

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 11 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:621

Patients must be confident that evidence of efficacy is compelling

  1. H Louise Relton, co-chair (
  1. UK Advocacy Network, Sheffield S1 2DA

    EDITOR—I was a member of the review group that produced the guidelines on electroconvulsive therapy for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).1 I have personal experience of the treatment and have spent a large amount of my own time researching (qualitatively) patients' experience of it. With the recent recognition and acknowledgement that patients' expertise in relation to their …

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