Fejezetek a biológiai pszichiátria történetébol: az elektrokonvulzív kezelés hatékonyságának fokozására tett kísérletek.

Translated title of the contribution: Chapters from the history of biological psychiatry: efforts made to increase the efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy

Gábor Gazdag, István Bitter, József Gerevich, Gábor Ungvári

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Efforts to increase the efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy are reviewed from a historical perspective. The 'intensive' method, the 'regressive technique' and the 'de-patterning' method are discussed in more detail based on available publications. Side effects and complications of these methods are also dealt with in detail. Finally, an attempt is made to critically evaluate these methods in the context of contemporary ethical standards.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)351-359
Number of pages9
JournalPsychiatria Hungarica : A Magyar Pszichiátriai Társaság tudományos folyóirata
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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