Category Archives: ECT worldwide

Electroconvulsive therapy in Texas 2017

The Texas Department of State Health Services have recently published their annual statistics on the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Texas is one of the few places worldwide that collect and publish statistics on ECT use. Texas counts “reports” rather … Continue reading

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ECT news in Queensland

Queensland, Australia, seems to feature frequently on this blog, considering it is not a very large place (population about 4.7 million). It has a high use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), both with and without consent. The latest case to hit … Continue reading

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ECT in the United States – how often is it used (more recent information)?

I have written before about the lack of information on the rate of use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the United States (ECT in the US – how often is it used). An estimate of 100,000 people a year dating … 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 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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