A Review Of ECT Practices: Neurobehavioural

Prem Kumar C

Abstract


The use of Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT) has again risen, and so have the restrictions laid in the path for its use. This communication serves to discuss the thoughts and practices of ECT in our setting and that in the West, which we all know vary from center to center and individual to individual. A reminder guide, incorporating those ideas along with a simple risk-benefit assessment checklist, is suggested to induce an approved perspective that will enable the drawing-up of a standard, sanctioned guideline on the applications of ECT in our region. This proposal will then be hoped to be of substantial medico-legal benefit in the future.

Keywords


Re-stimulation, dosing, unilateral ECT, bilateral ECT, frequency, multiple monitored ECT

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