Electroconvulsive Therapy for Depression: A Review of the Quality of ECT vs Sham ECT Trials and Meta-Analyses
Read, J., Kirsch, I. and Mcgrath, L. 2019. Electroconvulsive Therapy for Depression: A Review of the Quality of ECT vs Sham ECT Trials and Meta-Analyses. Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry.
|Authors||Read, J., Kirsch, I. and Mcgrath, L.|
Background: Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is still being administered to approximately a million people annually. There have been no ECT vs simulated ECT (SECT) studies since 1985. The five meta-analyses of ECT vs SECT studies all claim that ECT is more effective than SECT for its primary target, severe depression. This review assesses the quality of those meta-analyses and of the 11 studies on which they are based.
|Journal||Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry|
|Publisher||Springer Publishing Company|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||12 Nov 2019|
|Deposited||20 Nov 2019|
|Copyright holder||© 2019 Springer Publishing Company.|
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