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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 42 (2000) 1, 19 - 22

Short report

Electroconvulsive therapy at the turn of the millennium

F. van Ree

This article gives a brief history of electroconvulsive therapy in the Netherlands in the twentieth century. It examines various backgrounds to the resistance offered mainly in the seventies to unprotected use of this therapy, and identifies such resistance as an enhancement of the quality of psychiatric treatment.

keywords ect, indications, side-effects