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Electroconvulsive Therapy

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ISBN-10: 0195148207

ISBN-13: 9780195148206

Edition: 4th 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Richard Abrams

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In this fully-revised fourth edition of what has long been the standard textbook for the field, Dr. Richard Abrams once again demonstrates his unique ability to analyze and present a wealth of new(and often technical) material in a lucid, compelling, and highly readable fashion. Hundreds of new clinical studies called from the more than 1500 published since the third edition appeared have been analyzed in depth and incorporated throughout the book. An important new chapter has been added on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation(TMS) therapy, a treatment for depression that is widely-used in Europe and expected to become available soon for clinical use in the United States. Dr. Abrams exposes…    
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Book details

Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/27/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

History of Electroconvulsive Therapy
Efficacy of Electroconvulsive Therapy
Prediction of Response to Electroconvulsive Therapy
The Medical Physiology of Electroconvulsive Therapy
Electroconvulsive Therapy in the High-Risk Patient
The Electroconvulsive Therapy Stimulus, Seizure Induction, and Seizure Quality
Treatment Electrode Placement: Bitemporal, Unilateral, Bifrontal
Technique of Electroconvulsive Therapy: Theory
Technique of Electroconvulsive Therapy: Praxis
Memory and Cognitive Functioning After Electroconvulsive Therapy
Neurobiological Correlates and Mechanisms
Patients' Attitudes, Medicolegal Considerations, and Informed Consent
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS)