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THE TECHNIQUE OF UNILATERAL ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY
S. M. CANNICOTT
Am J Psychiatry 1963;120:477-480.
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Mendip Hospital, Wells, Somerset, England.

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Separate electrodes, firm pressure by steadying the patient's head, and adequate washing with a conducting solution of the parietal area are the 3 vital factors in achieving adequate unilateral electroconvulsive therapy. By attending to these points it has been found that in every case a convulsion could be produced with the same voltages and timing that were used with bilateral treatments.

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