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Electroconvulsive therapy for depression: 80 years of progress

Kirov, George, Jauhar, Sameer, Sienaert, Pascal, Kellner, Charles H. and McLoughlin, Declan M. 2021. Electroconvulsive therapy for depression: 80 years of progress. British Journal of Psychiatry 219 (5) , pp. 594-597. 10.1192/bjp.2021.37

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Electroconvulsive therapy is the most effective treatment for severe, psychotic or treatment-resistant depression. However, its effectiveness continues to be questioned, both in mainstream media and narratives within the scientific literature. In this analysis, we use an evidence-based approach to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of modern electroconvulsive therapy.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0007-1250
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 29 March 2021
Date of Acceptance: 11 February 2021
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2021 16:39

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