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Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists professional practice guidelines for the administration of electroconvulsive therapy

Alan Weiss, Salam Hussain, Bradley Ng, Shanthi Sarma, John Tiller, Susan Waite, Colleen Loo

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To provide guidance for the optimal administration of electroconvulsive therapy, in particular maintaining the high efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy while minimising cognitive side-effects, based on scientific evidence and supplemented by expert clinical consensus. METHODS: Articles and information were sourced from existing guidelines and the published literature. Information was revised and discussed by members of the working group of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' Section for Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neurostimulation, and findings were then formulated into consensus-based recommendations and guidance. The guidelines were subjected to r..

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The development of these guidelines was supported by the RANZCP. The RANZCP acknowledges the significant pro-bono input of RANZCP Fellows and other expert contributors in the development of this guideline. The RANZCP thanks those who have given their time, experience and expertise. The authors received no financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article.