Electroconvulsive therapy in the Republic of Ireland 1982: a summary of findings

Latey, R. H.; Fahy, T. J.
October 1985
British Journal of Psychiatry;Oct85, Vol. 147, p438
Academic Journal
journal article
The article presents a study on the efficiency of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in Ireland. This study provides an evidence for the validity of the previous study's main findings. In this context, the author encountered wide inter-regional and wider inter-hospital variation in ECT rates. With this, it has been found that psychiatrists' attitudes to ECT and the outcome data of the prospective survey were virtually identical. Furthermore, the failure of social factors to correlate with ECT rates is a negative finding of some importance.


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