TITLE

Electro-convulsive therapy with minimum hazard

AUTHOR(S)
Gordon, Douglas; Gordon, D
PUB. DATE
July 1982
SOURCE
British Journal of Psychiatry;Jul82, Vol. 141, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
The inter-electrode resistance during ECT is shown to be very variable, a finding which invalidates the measurement of shocks in joules. With square wave pulses of selected current value the threshold for convulsion may be below 100 milliamperes or above 2,000 milliamperes. It is advisable to measure the current value during millisecond pulses with relatively long intervals between.
ACCESSION #
24792832

 

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