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The ECT Handbook

The ECT Handbook (Paperback)

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This presents the latest clinical guidelines on the prescription and practical administration of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). It clarifies the place of ECT in contemporary practice and reviews the evidence for its efficacy. The ECT Handbook is an essential reference manual for all psychiatrists, for anaesthetists and nurses who work in ECT clinics, for everyone professionally involved in caring for patients for whom ECT may be recommended, and for second-opinion appointed doctors working for the Care Quality Commission. Substantially revised to take account of new research.Covers issues of capacity and consent.New chapters on the mode of action of ECT, cognitive adverse effects, dental effects, other brain stimulation techniques and patient and carer perspectives.New evidence of the benefits and risks of unilateral v. bilateral electrode placement.Reflects changes in mental health and mental capacity legislation since the second edition. Readership: All psychiatrists who prescribe ECT and practitioners who administer it (e.g. psychiatrists, anaesthetists and nurses who work in ECT clinics).

Medical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineAnaestheticsMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineClinical psychologyMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineNeurology & clinical neurophysiologyMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicinePsychiatry Publisher: RCPsych Publications Publication Date: 01/05/2013 ISBN-13: 9781908020581  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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About the editors: Dr Jonathan Waite - Consultant Psychiatrist, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham. Dr Andrew Easton - Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Newsam Centre, Seacroft Hospital, Leeds.

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