ECT: what is it used to treat and is it effective?
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ECT: what is it used to treat and is it effective?

Nick Evans Health journalist

An audit of UK electroconvulsive therapy services has highlighted questions and controversy about its use

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) remains a controversial treatment. While practices are much changed from the 1950s and 60s, when it was used without anaesthetic and often without consent, there are still those who believe it should have no role in 21st century healthcare.

Nursing Standard. 37, 1, 42-45. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.1.42.s19

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