Electroconvulsive therapy in the medically ill

Keith G. Rasmussen, Teresa A. Rummans, Jarrett W. Richardson

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Abstract

ECT is often a necessary treatment for severe psychiatric disorders in patients with medical or neurologic comorbidity. Although the available data consist largely of cases and case series, ECT is effective in treating psychopathology despite the comorbidity. With appropriate precautions and monitoring during and after ECT, complications can be minimized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-193
Number of pages17
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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