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Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Current Review

Gökben Hızlı Sayar, Eylem Özten, Gül Eryılmaz, Işıl Göğcegöz Gül, Mehmet Emin Ceylan.

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Abstract
Most of the electroconvulsive therapy guidelines state that severe major depression with psychotic features, manic delirium, or catatonia are conditions where there is a clear consensus favoring early electroconvulsive therapy. The decision to administer electroconvulsive therapy is based on an evaluation of the risks and benefits for the individual patient and involves a combination of factors, including psychiatric diagnosis, type and severity of symptoms, prior treatment history and response, identification of possible alternative treatment options, and consumer preference. In this review history, mechanisms of action, side effects that have been referenced in the literature and clinical experience are discussed.

Key words: electroconvulsive therapy, mechanism of action, adverse effects


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