First published in 1981: This book will explain the development and rationale for MMECT, document its safety and efficacy, and just as importantly, describe the equipment and technique in sufficient detail to allow the reader to duplicate it if he desires.
Table of Contents
1. The Evolution of Electroconvulsive Therapy 2. The Development of Multiple-Monitored Electroconvulsive therapy 3. Technical Considerations of an Electroconvulsive Therapy Apparatus 4. The Efficacy and Safety of MMECT – Comparisons to Other Standard Therapies 5. The Efficacy and Safety of MMECT – Comparison to Conventional ECT 6. The Efficacy and Safety of MMECT – Patient Parameters 7. The Efficacy and Safety of MMECT – Technique Parameters 8. The Efficacy and Safety of MMECT – Seizure Parameters 9. The Neurophysiology of Seizures 10. The Technique of MMECT 11. Adverse Effects 12. Ethical and Legal Considerations of MMECT 13. Conclusions
Barry M. Maletzky, M.D., is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, Portland.