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Barriers to the use of electroconvulsive therapy in the elderly: a European survey

Philpot, M; Treloar, A; Gormley, N and Gustafson, Lars LU (2002) In European Psychiatry 17(1). p.41-45
Abstract
A postal survey was carried out to determine the clinical and legal guidelines governing the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the countries of the wider Europe. Respondents from 23 of the 33 countries returned completed questionnaires. Considerable variation was found in the availability of ECT, the frequency of its use and associated legal procedures. However, there was a broad consensus with regard to the clinical indications. Access to the treatment was most frequently limited by financial or other resource constraints, political or legal restrictions. (C) 2002 Editions scientifiques et medicales Elsevier SAS.
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aged, electroconvulsive therapy, Europe, survey
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European Psychiatry
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17
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1
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41 - 45
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Elsevier Masson SAS
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  • pmid:11918992
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1778-3585
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10.1016/S0924-9338(02)00620-X
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English
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  series       = {European Psychiatry},
  title        = {Barriers to the use of electroconvulsive therapy in the elderly: a European survey},
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  volume       = {17},
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