Time to face new realities; mental health care bill-2013

Kala, Anirudh
July 2013
Indian Journal of Psychiatry;Jul-Sep2013, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p216
Academic Journal
The author comments on the passage of the 2013 Mental Health Care Bill, that suggest to ban the unmodified electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in minors, in India. He mentions that the new legislation works against patients' interests because there are no evidences that ECT has numerous detrimental effects in minors compared to older adults. Moreover, he mentions that ECT is also administered during emergency cases, where there is no time to ask for permissions from parents or guardians.


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