n South African Journal of Psychiatry - Electroconvulsive therapy and its use in modern-day psychiatry : letter

Volume 10, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1608-9685
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6786



Extracted from text ... 93 letter To the Editor: The aim of this article1 was stated as 'to give a general overview of the use of ECT and an updated overview of newer research in this field. It also gives practical guidelines for administering ECT.' Unfortunately many of the articles quoted in this review have been overtaken by more up-to-date publications, especially in previously controversial areas, as will be discussed below. The following in particular warrant further discussion. 1. Bilateral (BL) versus unilateral (UL) ECT Prinsloo and Pretorius quote a paper by Sackeim et al. 2 published in 1993, in which the response ..

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