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By Mehul V. Mankad, John L. Beyer, Richard D. Weiner, Andrew Krystal

ISBN-10: 1585622699

ISBN-13: 9781585622696

The authors of medical guide of Electroconvulsive remedy supply this quantity to assist psychiatrists effectively contain electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) into their scientific practices. ECT is still the definitive therapy for quite a few psychological problems since it is frequently potent while different remedies fail. The publication updates the 1985 unique and 1998 moment version of Electroconvulsive treatment: A Programmed textual content, and gives readers with a scheduled method of realizing the basic innovations of ECT whereas supplying useful assistance for setting up and keeping an ECT application. integrated are exact descriptions of contemporary advances that experience made this very potent therapy a lot more secure and extra applicable to sufferers. at present, it truly is anticipated that greater than 100,000 humans obtain ECT remedies every year within the U.S. symptoms to be used of ECT are for temper problems equivalent to significant depressive illness and mania, and for suggestion problems together with schizophrenia and schizoaffective affliction. symptoms to be used in different psychiatric problems and common scientific problems are reviewed to boot. sufferer details sheets and a written consent shape also are supplied.

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Am J Psychiatry 151:1657–1661, 1994 Indications for Use 25 Trollor JN, Sachdev PS: Electroconvulsive treatment of neuroleptic malignant syndrome: a review and report of cases. Aust N Z J Psychiatry 33:650–659, 1999 Uçok A, Cakr S: Electroconvulsive therapy in first-episode schizophrenia. J ECT 22:38– 42, 2006 van der Wurff FB, Stek ML, Hoogendijk WJ, et al: The efficacy and safety of ECT in depressed older adults: a literature review. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:894–904, 2003 Weiner RD, Coffey CE: Indications for use of electroconvulsive therapy, in Review of Psychiatry, Vol 7.

These complications may be due to the fact that older patients have more medical illnesses, which may increase the risks of ECT. Patients with preexisting cerebral disease may have a greater likelihood of ECT-related cognitive losses. Medications used at the time of ECT treatment may require adjustment in accordance with alterations in the patient’s pharmacokinetics. In addition, the seizure threshold is usually higher for elderly patients, often requiring a higher electrical stimulus intensity to produce an adequate seizure.

E. , a drug of abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition. F. Relationship to a pervasive developmental disorder: If there is a history of autistic disorder or another pervasive developmental disorder, the additional diagnosis of schizophrenia is made only if prominent delusions or hallucinations are also present for at least a month (or less if successfully treated). 16 Clinical Manual of Electroconvulsive Therapy Table 2–3. DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia Classification of longitudinal course (can be applied only after at least 1 year has elapsed since the initial onset of active-phase symptoms): Episodic with interepisode residual symptoms (episodes are defined by the reemergence of prominent psychotic symptoms); also specify if: with prominent negative symptoms Episodic with no interepisode residual symptoms Continuous (prominent psychotic symptoms are present throughout the period of observation); also specify if: with prominent negative symptoms Single episode in partial remission; also specify if: with prominent negative symptoms Single episode in full remission Other or unspecified pattern Source.

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