Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive Therapy

by Richard Abrams, Richard Ambrams


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195109443
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/08/1997
Edition description: REV
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 5.88(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

Richard Abrams, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at The Chicago Medical School. He has conducted clinical and basic science research on ECT for more than a quarter of a century, during which time he has authored over 70 articles, books, and chapters on the subject. Dr. Abrams is also a widely-respected lecturer, whose many dozens of conferences and workshops on ECT have been enthusiastically received by thousands of practitioners attending them over the years. He has been a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Convulsive Therapy since its inception. Dr. Abrams also has numerous ECT-related patents to his credit, and is President of Somatics, Inc., a firm that manufactures and distributes the Thymatron ECT device.

Table of Contents

1. History of Electroconvulsive Therapy
2. Efficacy of Electroconvulsive Therapy
3. Prediction of Response to Electroconvulsive Therapy
4. The Medical Physiology of Electroconvulsive Therapy
5. Electroconvulsive Therapy in the High-Risk Patient
6. The Electroconvulsive Therapy Stimulus, Seizure Introduction, and SDeizure Quality
7. Treatment Electrode Placement: Bitemporal, Unilateral, Bifrontal
8. Technique of Electroconvulsive Therapy: Theory
9. Technique of Electroconvulsive Therapy: Praxis
10. Memory and Cognitive Functioning After Electroconvulsive Therapy
11. Neurobioogical Correlates and Mechanisms
12. Patients' Attitudes, Medicolegal Considerations, and Informed Consent
13. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS)

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