Electroconvulsive Therapy: Pretreatment Medical Evaluation

Diane L. Elliot, Douglas H. Linz, Joseph A. Kane

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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is finding increasing use in the therapy for psychiatric illness. This article reviews the physiological changes, potential complications, and drug interactions associated with ECT. The review provides the practitioner with guidelines for the evaluation and management of patients selected for ECT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)979-981
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of internal medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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