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Electroconvulsive therapy: What the internist needs to know

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ABSTRACTAlthough electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is widely used to treat a number of psychiatric disorders, many physicians are still unfamiliar with the procedure, its indications, and its contraindications. This article is an internist's guide to ECT, with particular focus on how commonly prescribed medications and medical conditions affect ECT.


 

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