Flashcards in 10) ECT Deck (7)
When was ECT first used?
1938 - Bini and Cerletti
What is mortality rate of ECT?
1 in 50,000 (general anaesthetic)
What are some proposed mechanisms of action?
Effects on NA and serotonin receptors
When is ECT used?
Depression with psychosis
How is ECT administered?
Usually bilateral electrodes and just above seizure threshold
Use of general anaesthetic and muscles relaxant
2 times per week, 6-12 treatments
What are some side effects of ECT?