TITLE

Is unilateral ECT less effective than bilateral ECT?

AUTHOR(S)
D'Elia, Giacomo; Raotma, Heino; d'Elia, G; Raotma, H
PUB. DATE
January 1975
SOURCE
British Journal of Psychiatry;Jan75, Vol. 126, p83
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study which investigates the general agreement about the less disruptive effect on memory and the shorter post-treatment confusion after unilateral electro-convulsive therapy (UNI-ECT) as compared with the traditional bifrontotemporal ECT (BI-ECT). Non-dominant ECT has advantage of a much lower frequency and intensity of side effects. The data concerning the therapeutic efficacy of ND-ECT in other mental disturbances, such as schizophrenia and confusion, do not at present allow any objective evaluation.
ACCESSION #
24758040

 

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