A comparison of techniques in electro-convulsive therapy

Valentine, Max; Keddie, K. M. G.; Dunne, David; Valentine, M; Keddie, K M; Dunne, D
August 1968
British Journal of Psychiatry;Aug68, Vol. 114 Issue 513, p989
Academic Journal
journal article
A controlled study is presented that compares the two types of stimulating current for electroconvulsive therapy. The article also compares the two types of electrode placement. The authors of the study found differences that were significantly reduced by use of the unilateral technique and by pulse current. Adverse changes were noted as increased temporal theta activity. The four symmetrical records were all from patients having unilateral ECT but in two the slow activity was more prominent on the side the current was applied, and in the other two it was on the opposite side.


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