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ECT in Worcestershire: over 90 per cent of patients are women

When I wrote about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in Worcester, United Kingdom, two years ago I was unable to find any publications on the treatment from psychiatrists, etc., working in Worcester. However, an article about ECT in Worcester has now been published. … Continue reading

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ECT in the Scottish Daily Mail

Today (8 January 2018) the Scottish Daily Mail ran a feature about electroconvulsive therapy, which can be seen here. The author, home affairs editor Graham Grant, talks about an investigation and it looks as if he has sent off some freedom … Continue reading

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ECT at Cypress Creek Hospital, Houston, Texas

In a recent post about the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in Texas, United States, I mentioned the fact that Cypress Creek Hospital in Houston is the heaviest user of ECT in the state. In 2016, for example, Cypress Creek was … Continue reading

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ECT in New Zealand and Queensland, 2016

Queensland, Australia, and New Zealand have similar-sized populations – about 4.7 million – and their psychiatrists share a professional body, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. But use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is very different in the … Continue reading

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ECT in Texas 2016

Earlier this year (in February 2017) the Texas Department of State Health Services published their annual statistics on the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the state. In the fiscal year 2016, that is, from September 2015 to August 2016, … Continue reading

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ECT in the Independent

On 4 December 2017 the Independent online published an article about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) by Robyn Wilson: “Electroconvulsive therapy is still being used today”. While the title is true, the subtitle begins to mislead: “One of the most controversial treatments could … Continue reading

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ECT in the Scientific American

The Scientific American website has published (27 November 2017) an article about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), “Neuroscience: Beyond the Cuckoo’s Nest: The Quest for Why Shock Therapy Can Work”, by R. Douglas Fields. The subtitle says: “Nearly 90 years old, electroconvulsive therapy can … Continue reading

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