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38 Why is there so much controversy about ECT?




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This article is from the Depression FAQ, by Cynthia Frazier with numerous contributions by others.

38 Why is there so much controversy about ECT?

There is little controversy about ECT among psychiatrists. Much of the opposition to ECT seems political in nature and originates in the anti-psychiatry groups that oppose the use of Ritalin for the treatment of children with attention deficit disorder, and who oppose the use of Prozac for the treatment of depressed people.

 

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