Journal article

Use of electroconvulsive therapy in older Chinese psychiatric patients

Xin-Qiao Zhang, Zhi-Min Wang, Yan-Li Pan, Helen FK Chiu, Chee H Ng, Gabor S Ungvari, Kelly YC Lai, Xiao-Lan Cao, Yan Li, Bao-Liang Zhong, Yu-Tao Xiang

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Little is known about the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in older Chinese psychiatric patients. This study examined the frequency of ECT and the demographic and clinical correlates in older psychiatric patients hospitalized in a large psychiatric institution in Beijing, China. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of 2339 inpatients aged 60 years and older treated over a period of 8 years (2007-2013) in a university-affiliated psychiatric institution in Beijing. Sociodemographic and clinical data were collected from the electronic chart management system for discharged patients. RESULTS: The rate of ECT use was 28.1% in the whole sample; 37.9% in those with bipola..

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