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Minimizing Therapeutic Differences Between Bilateral and Unilateral Nondominant ECT.
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PMID:  11940875     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Conflicting results continue to be reported for studies contrasting the therapeutic efficacy of bilateral and unilateral nondominant electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). At least in part, the therapeutic advantage for bilateral ECT observed by some investigators may be related to the use of nonoptimum unilateral ECT technique. Consideration of technique-related factors, such as stimulus electrode location, contact at the electrode-scalp interface, stimulus dosing, and seizure monitoring, will allow unilateral ECT to be carried out with maximal therapeutic potency.
Richard D. Weiner; C. Edward Coffey
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Title:  Convulsive therapy     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0749-8055     ISO Abbreviation:  Convuls Ther     Publication Date:  1986  
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Created Date:  2002-Apr-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8506311     Medline TA:  Convuls Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  261-265     Citation Subset:  -    
Durham VA Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
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