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THE DECREASING USE OF ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY
GEORGE GULEVICH; ROBERT S. DANIELS; PHILIP M. MARGOLIS
Am J Psychiatry 1961;118:555-557.
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Resident, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.

Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.

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The frequency of the use of ECT in psychotic depressions in a small psychiatric unit in a general hospital is compared for 1958 and 1960. Decreased use is related to an improved therapeutic milieu and to judicious use of antidepressant medications.

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