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Multiple Monitored Electroconvulsive Treatment
ROGER K. WHITE; JAMES J. SHEA; M. A. JONAS
Am J Psychiatry 1968;125:622-626.
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Assistant professor of psychiatry, University of Louisville Medical School

Anesthesiologist in Great Falls, Mont.

1968-69, American Psychiatric Association

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The authors report their experience with the administration of multiple monitored electroconvulsive treatment (MMECT), a technique involving multiple seizures and electronic EEG monitoring of the quality and duration of convulsive activity. Advantages of the technique over the conventional ECT method include a shorter average hospital stay, reduction in memory loss, and significantly better safety features. Further investigation of MMECT may produce new information about the mode of action of electroconvulsive therapy as well as confirmation of the benefits of this method.

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