Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive Therapy

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Written by a prominent clinician-researcher, this volume provides a comprehensive, up-to-date account of the biology and clinical use of electroconvulsive therapy. Dr. Abrams reviews the evidence of ECT's effectiveness and discusses the factors involved in predicting a patient's response to it. The physiological mechanisms, as they are currently understood, and neurochemical aspects of ECT are also described. Separate chapters address special considerations such as high-risk patients and the effect of ECT on memory and cognitive functioning. Techniques of administration as well as technical and theoretical concerns are reviewed. A final chapter considers patients' attitudes toward ECT and legal and informed consent issues. Readership; psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, and experimental neuropsychologists. See above.show more

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  • Hardback | 246 pages
  • 142 x 212 x 28mm | 430.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • 019504536X
  • 9780195045369

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