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Electroconvulsive Therapy

Max Fink MD

Abstract

Electroshock therapy has long suffered from a controversial and bizarre public image, effectively removing it as a treatment option for many patients. In Electroshock, Max Fink, M.D., draws on 45 years of clinical and research experience to argue that ECT is now a safe, painless, and sometimes life-saving treatment for emotional and mental disorders. Dr. Fink traces the development of ECT from its discovery in 1934 followed by widespread use for two decades, to the 1950s when it was largely replaced by the introduction of psychotropic drugs, to its revival in the past twenty years as a viable ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195365740
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195365740.001.0001

Authors

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Max Fink MD, author