Category Archives: ECT worldwide

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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ECT in the Swedish National Quality Register

When John Read and co-authors were recently researching the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in England they had to send out requests for information to individual trusts (a hospital or group of hospitals) under the Freedom of Information Act. Some trusts … Continue reading

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Electroconvulsive therapy in the Huffington Post

The Huffington Post yesterday (4th October 2017) ran an advertisement for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) at the McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachussetts, USA, psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School and “ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report”. “The truth about electroconvulsive therapy” … Continue reading

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Maintenance ECT in Victoria, Australia

In my last post I looked at the high use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in Victoria, Australia, and in particular its high use on people without their consent. Last year an article published in the journal Epilepsia provided a glimpse … Continue reading

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