February 01, 2009
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Expires March 01, 2015

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Sample questions:
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been demonstrated to have efficacy in testing a number of specific conditions or disorders. For which of the following has ECT not been shown to be efficacious?
ECT is a highly effective treatment for a number of neuropsychiatric conditions; however, some patients who receive ECT for depression will relapse within 1 year after treatment with ECT, even when treated with typical continuation or maintenance pharmacotherapy. What is the estimated relapse rate for depressed patients 1 year after ECT treatment and when continued on pharmacotherapy?
Pharmacotherapy is usually indicated after a successful course of ECT unless one of certain specific conditions exists. All of the following are examples of these contraindicating conditions except