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Type: Journal article
Title: A report on the introduction of ultrabrief pulse width ECT in a private psychiatric hospital
Author: Galletly, C.
Paterson, T.
Burton, C.
Citation: Journal of ECT, 2012; 28(1):59
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 1095-0680
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Cherrie Galletly, Tom Paterson and Cassandra Burton
Abstract: We report on 6 months of data since the introduction of ultrabrief pulse width electroconvulsive therapy (UB ECT) at a private psychiatric hospital in Adelaide. Results suggest that psychiatrists welcomed the availability of UB ECT, with an increase in prescription of ECT. About a quarter of UB ECT patients changed to standard pulse width (SPW) ECT, but those who did respond to UB ECT had an equivalent response to those who had SPW ECT. Courses of treatment were longer with UB ECT, which was reflected in an increased length of stay.
Keywords: electroconvulsive therapy; ultrabrief pulse width; standard pulse width
Rights: © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
RMID: 0020117274
DOI: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e318221b42e
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