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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Shock, the healing power of electroconvulsive therapy

Recently read a review about this book in the Journal of ECT by Prof Max Fink and one by Dr Geller for Psychiatric services from the American Psychiatric association. The first review is only accessible for subscribers to the journal of ECT, the second review can be read online.
This quote from the online review sums up the conclusions from both authors:

Shock is recommended to all professionals not only to inform themselves about the history and current state of ECT but also so they can recommend it to patients. Any patient considering ECT would do well to read Dukakis and Tye's take on this intervention. There is no better material currently available that would allow a patient to provide true informed consent for ECT than reading Shock cover to cover.

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