1. Basic concepts of ECT
2. Patient selection and preparation for ECT
3. ECT technique
4. ECT treatment course
5. Common adverse effects
6. The ECT service
7. Special issues.
The Handbook of ECT covers all aspects of contemporary electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) practice. This concise yet informed text provides medical practitioners with both the theoretical background and practical knowledge to guide them in the practice of ECT. The text is filled with 'clinical pearls' from an expert practitioner which will be of great use to both new and seasoned practitioners of ECT. Each chapter is comprehensively referenced with the latest ECT research and clinical literature. Topics covered include research on mechanisms of action, patient selection by diagnosis, pre-procedural medical and laboratory evaluation, patient preparation in the ECT suite, stimulus dosing strategies, ECT anesthesia, clinical decision making and continuation/maintenance treatment strategies. This book will be of particular value for practicing psychiatrists, psychiatric residents and medical students rotating in psychiatry.
- This concise text is small enough to keep in a lab coat in a hospital setting
- Illustrations, photos and tables allow quick referencing of data
- Comprehensive referencing allows the book to be authoritative
Charles H. Kellner, New York Community Hospital
Charles H. Kellner, M.D. is the Chief of Electroconvulsive Therapy at New York Community Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. He is Editor Emeritus of the Journal of ECT, a past President of the International Society for ECT and Neurostimulation, and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York.