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suicide ECT purpose

Decha Laitanantpong
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to study the patients risk in psychiatric service at King Memorial Chulalongkorn Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok, Thailand. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The annual risk incidents had been reviewed during 2002-2005. The risk incident had been divided in outpatient, inpatient, and electroconvulsive therapy treatment (ECT) service. The outpatient risk indicators were suicide, assault, mortality from emergency medication and severe side effect from emergency medication incidents...
September 2006: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
Malini Patel, Sangeeta Patel, Daniel W Hardy, Bonnie J Benzies, Vibhawari Tare
INTRODUCTION: This article describes a quality management project undertaken for the purpose of ensuring that the most appropriate patients were being selected for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) at an 80-bed, state-operated, civil psychiatric facility for the seriously mentally ill. METHOD: Thirty mentally ill patients, including patients with comorbid substance abuse diagnoses, were treated with ECT. Pre-ECT and post-ECT scores on the 24-item Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS-24) were compared with admission and discharge BPRS-24 scores of a control group treated with psychotropic medication...
June 2006: Journal of ECT
E T Isometsä, M M Henriksson, H M Aro, M E Heikkinen, K I Kuoppasalmi, J K Lönnqvist
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine a sample representing all suicide victims with current DSM-III-R major depression in Finland within 1 year in aspects relevant to suicide prevention, including comorbidity, clinical history, current treatment, suicide methods, and communication of suicide intent. METHOD: Using the psychological autopsy method, the authors examined all 71 suicide victims with current unipolar DSM-III-R major depression, taken from a random sample of 229 subjects representing 16...
April 1994: American Journal of Psychiatry
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