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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 228-239

ECT in Neurological Counditions


1 Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore-560029, India
2 Additional Professor, Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore-560029, India
3 Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore-560029, India

Correspondence Address:
B N Gangadhar
Additional Professor, Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore-560029
India
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It is a myth that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) produces greater side effects and worsens the neurological condition when used in neurologically ill patients. With the advancement and sophistication in ECT practice standards and modification procedures, it can be safely administered either to treat selected neurological conditions or the co-morbid psychiatric illnesses without additional risks. However ECT should be administered only after thorough evaluation of risks and benefits in such individuals.



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