Electroconvulsive Therapy

  • Ali Ahsan Ali
  • Garima Garg
  • Deena J. Tampi
  • Rajesh R. Tampi


Psychiatric disorders are associated with significant morbidity and mortality among older adults. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a well-studied treatment among older adults with psychiatric disorders. ECT has been found to be effective and safe for use among older adults with mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and behavioral disturbances in dementia, catatonia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and Parkinson’s disease. In this chapter, we discuss the use of ECT among older adults with psychiatric disorders.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Ahsan Ali
    • 1
  • Garima Garg
    • 2
    • 3
  • Deena J. Tampi
    • 4
  • Rajesh R. Tampi
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Ican School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Elmhurst)QueensUSA
  2. 2.Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA
  3. 3.MetrohealthClevelandUSA
  4. 4.Diamond HealthcareRichmondUSA

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