Attitudes toward electroconvulsive therapy in romanian psychiatrists

Gábor Gazdag, Eszter Zsargó, Katalin Margit Kerti, Iosif Gábos Grecu

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Use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is influenced by the attitudes of the psychiatrists. The aim of this pilot survey was to assess the knowledge about and attitudes toward ECT in Romanian psychiatrists. Participants of a scientific meeting were requested to fill a 29-item questionnaire. Answers reflecting false concepts or negative attitudes toward ECT were more than 20% in 15 of 21 items, which highlights the urgent need to improve psychiatrists’ education and training about ECT in Romania.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e55-e56
JournalJournal of ECT
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011



  • Attitudes
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Romania

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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