TITLE

NEW SPARKS OVER ELECTROSHOCK

AUTHOR(S)
Cloud, John
PUB. DATE
February 2001
SOURCE
Time International (South Pacific Edition);2/26/2001, Issue 8, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the interest of psychiatrists in electroshock, or electroconvulsive therapy. Use of the therapy in treating depression and bipolar disorder; Importance of the seizure in the treatment; Criticism of the therapy because of side effects.
ACCESSION #
4126866

 

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