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There is robust evidence that electroconvulsive therapy is an effective treatment for some mental illnesses. Despite this, its use remains controversial and is declining in some countries, with a consequent loss of skills and knowledge. This, and the view of it as a 'treatment of last resort', may undermine its sustainability.

Type

Journal article

Journal

BJPsych Int

Publication Date

02/2016

Volume

13

Pages

10 - 12