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"The effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy: A literature review" by John Read and Richard Bentall

A psychiatric publication has published this review article by two psychology professors that challenges the use of electroshock, also known as electroconvulsive therapy or ECT. The authors conclude that, "the cost-benefit analysis for ECT is so poor that its use cannot be scientifically justified." You may download a PDF of the 15 page article published by the Epidemiologia e Psichiatria Sociale, 19, 4, 2010, here.

ect-review-2010-read-bentall.pdf — PDF document, 179Kb

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