TITLE

A comparison of techniques in electro-convulsive therapy

AUTHOR(S)
Valentine, Max; Keddie, K. M. G.; Dunne, David; Valentine, M; Keddie, K M; Dunne, D
PUB. DATE
August 1968
SOURCE
British Journal of Psychiatry;Aug68, Vol. 114 Issue 513, p989
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
24774033

 

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