Electro-convulsive therapy with minimum hazard

Gordon, Douglas; Gordon, D
July 1982
British Journal of Psychiatry;Jul82, Vol. 141, p12
Academic Journal
journal article
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.


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