Publications [#282008] of Andrew D. Krystal
- Weiner, RD; Krystal, AD, The present use of electroconvulsive therapy.,
Annual Review of Medicine, vol. 45
pp. 273-281, ISSN 0066-4219 , [doi]
(last updated on 2019/07/23)
Physicians attempting to treat certain severe mental disorders have recently shown renewed interest in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). A number of technical innovations have made ECT safer, as well as more effective. These innovations include oxygenation, muscular relaxation, unilateral nondominant electrode placement, use of brief-pulse stimuli, titrated stimulus dosing, electroencephalographic (EEG) monitoring, determination of seizure adequacy, and pharmacologic enhancement of treatment response.
Electroconvulsive Therapy* • Electroencephalography • Humans • Mental Disorders • Seizures • adverse effects • methods • physiopathology • therapy*