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Auditing standards in electroconvulsive therapy

01 November 2010

Mental Health Practice


Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a valid treatment option for mental health service users with severe depression and other life-threatening mental disorders. The...

Electroconvulsive therapy: why it is still controversial

01 April 2013

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is used in modern psychiatry worldwide, but is not fully understood by the general public, practitioners and researchers. Controversy...

Improving patient safety and quality of care for patients receiving electroconvulsive therapy

13 February 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

A variety of psychiatric disorders have been treated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) since the late 1930s, but myths and misconceptions held by the general...