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Electroconvulsive therapy a guide for professionals and their patients by Max Fink

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English


  • Electroconvulsive therapy,
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy,
  • Mental Disorders -- therapy

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StatementMax Fink.
ContributionsFink, Max, 1923-
LC ClassificationsRC485 .E53 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21096826M
ISBN 109780195365740
LC Control Number2008020585

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  In a patient under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) uses an electric current to create a generalized cerebral seizure. Although it is primarily utilized to treat patients with severe depression, patients with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, catatonia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and bipolar disorder may .   In this fully-revised fourth edition of what has long been the standard textbook for the field, Dr. Richard Abrams once again demonstrates his unique ability to analyze and present a wealth of new(and often technical) material in a lucid, compelling, and highly readable fashion. Hundreds of new clinical studies called from the more than published since the third 5/5(1). Review "Shock Therapy is based on contemporary research that includes both manuscript and printed sources as well as interviews with individuals who have played key roles in the history of ECT. It is a controversial work, if only because its authors combine both historical analysis and advocacy. Nevertheless, the book--which includes discussions of such contemporary /5(9). A comprehensive discussion of electroconvulsive therapy by a distinguished clinician-researcher, this fine work traces the technique's development from the 16th century to the present, and offers a step-by-step guide to the treatment sequence. The author describes the general medical and cerebral physiology of ECT, the treatment of high-risk patients, memory and cognitive effects 5/5(1).

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xvii, pages: illustrations ; 25 cm: Contents: The history of pediatric ECT / Edward Shorter --The mechanism of action of ECT / Max Fink --ECT and stigma / Andrew McDonald and Garry Walter --Ethical and consent aspects / Michael Robertson, Joseph M. Rey and Garry Walter --A practical guide to .   Electroconvulsive Therapy: an Australasian Guide brings together relevant information about ECT that will be of great value to both healthcare providers and to those whose lives are affected by severe mental illness. Doctors need to be aware of the developments in the administration and monitoring of ECT.   Electroconvulsive Therapy: A History of Controversy, but Also of Help. Critics have portrayed ECT as a form of medical abuse. Yet many psychiatrists, and more importantly, patients, consider it to. This book is the new definitive reference on electroconvulsive and neuromodulation therapy. It comprehensively covers both the scientific basis and clinical practice of ECT, as well as providing readers with administrative perspectives for the training and management of this modality in clinical practice.

The findings of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Task Force on ECT were published by the APA in as the first edition of The Practice of Electroconvulsive Therapy, inaugurating the development of ECT guidelines by groups both within the United States and internationally. Since then, advances in the use of this technically.   Electroconvulsive Therapy book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In this third edition of his indispensable textbook on ECT, Dr. /5. Electroconvulsive (Electroshock) Therapy electroconvulsive therapy The therapeutic possibilities of these treatments were discovered in the s by Manfred Sakel, a Polish psychiatrist, using insulin; L. J. Meduna, an American psychiatrist, using Metrazol; and Ugo Cerletti and Lucio Bini, Italian psychiatrists, using electric shock. Electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT for short, is a treatment that involves sending an electric current through your brain, causing a brief surge of electrical activity within your brain (also known as a seizure). The aim of the treatment is to relieve the symptoms of some mental health problems. ECT is given under a general anaesthetic, so you.