Written by a prominent clinician-researcher, this volume provides a comprehensive, up-to-date account of the biology and clinical use of electroconvulsive therapy. Dr. Abrams reviews the evidence of ECT's effectiveness and discusses the factors involved in predicting a patient's response to it. The physiological mechanisms, as they are currently understood, and neurochemical aspects of ECT are also described. Separate chapters address special considerations such as high-risk patients and the effect of ECT on memory and cognitive functioning. Techniques of administration as well as technical and theoretical concerns are reviewed. A final chapter considers patients' attitudes toward ECT and legal and informed consent issues. Readership; psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, and experimental neuropsychologists. See above.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 1988. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. First Edition. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX019504536X
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1988. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 019504536X