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Controversies and critical remarks relating the electroconvulsive therapy

Tomasz Zyss
Psychiatria 2010;7(1):38-45.

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Vol 7, No 1 (2010)
Akademia "Psychiatrii"
Published online: 2010-03-24

Abstract

The electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) probably just from beginning of its clinical applying provokes numerous fears and oppositions - both part of medical milieu, as and of the public opinion. These are connected with potential side effects - mainly cognitive nature. Not to overestimating are also irrational apprehensions before image of current passing by a patient’s head, that it has executed convulsions in time of ECT treatment without of drug modification.
The paper presents cardinal objections and reason of controversies what the electroconvulsive treatment arouse up to today. The effectiveness, as also the safety, of electroconvulsive therapy are the most important counterargument.
Psychiatry 2010; 7, 1: 38-45

Abstract

The electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) probably just from beginning of its clinical applying provokes numerous fears and oppositions - both part of medical milieu, as and of the public opinion. These are connected with potential side effects - mainly cognitive nature. Not to overestimating are also irrational apprehensions before image of current passing by a patient’s head, that it has executed convulsions in time of ECT treatment without of drug modification.
The paper presents cardinal objections and reason of controversies what the electroconvulsive treatment arouse up to today. The effectiveness, as also the safety, of electroconvulsive therapy are the most important counterargument.
Psychiatry 2010; 7, 1: 38-45
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Keywords

electroconvulsive treatment; controversies; critical remarks

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Title

Controversies and critical remarks relating the electroconvulsive therapy

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 7, No 1 (2010)

Article type

Other materials agreed with the Editors

Pages

38-45

Published online

2010-03-24

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2010;7(1):38-45.

Keywords

electroconvulsive treatment
controversies
critical remarks

Authors

Tomasz Zyss

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