Mayur Pandya, DO Psychiatric Neuromodulation Center, Cleveland Clinic
Leopoldo Pozuelo, MD Section Head, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Cleveland Clinic
Donald Malone, MD Section Head, Adult Psychiatry, Medical Director, Psychiatric Neuromodulation Center, Cleveland Clinic
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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.