Patients’ experiences of and attitudes towards ECT

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Abstract

Since its introduction electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has received varied responses from the public and the media. Even though it is an effective treatment, its use has been restricted to very few serious psychiatric disorders. In this paper, Dr Guruvaiah and colleagues capture patients’ and their carers’ positive experience and attitude towards ECT following their treatment, which can act as reassurance for patients undergoing this efficacious therapy.

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