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January 2001 News and Blog Posts (1)

Is ECT Appropriate in Old-Old Patients?

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - As the population in the United States continues to age, the use and safety of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in elderly patients will become an increasingly important clinical issue. This is especially true in the "old-old," who are generally defined as 75 years of age and older. Although ECT is generally considered a low-risk procedure (Abrams, 1992), its use and safety in the very old and medically ill are still considered controversial by some clinicians and in the… Continue

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