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The ECT Handbook, 3rd Edition (College…

The ECT Handbook, 3rd Edition (College Report)

by Jonathan Waite

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A useful addition to the library. Julie Evans Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  RCPsychLibrary | Jan 27, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 190802058X, Paperback)

Presents the latest clinical guidelines on the prescription and practical administration of the treatment electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
It clarifies the place of ECT in contemporary practice and reviews the evidence for its efficacy.
New edition is substantially revised, to take account of new research and NICE guidelines.
New chapters on the mode of action of ECT, cognitive adverse effects, dental effects, other brain stimulation techniques and patient and carer perspectives. Includes chapters on recent changes in mental health legislation and issues of capacity and consent.
Previous editions have sold over 4700 copies.


An essential reference manual for all psychiatrists, anaesthetists and nurses who work in ECT clinics.

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Depression: The NICE Guideline on the Treatment and Management of Depression in Adults (Upd edn), ISBN 9781904671855, published in 2010, contains a 20 page section on ECT.

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