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Elektroconvulsive therapy

Michael Grözinger, Elke Stefanie Smith, Andreas Conca
BACKGROUND: Quite a few patients with severe mental diseases do not respond sufficiently to psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. For some of these, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) offers a promising alternative. Erroneously, the method is being perceived as old fashioned by the lay public, but also by many doctors. Therefore, this overview aims at all colleagues who in their role as multipliers, referring physicians or ECT specialists can reduce the likelihood of mental disease to become chronic...
April 2015: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
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