Medscape Medical News - ECT in Kids: Safe, Effective, Robust and…Underutilized - Caroline Cassels

 – June 27, 2013  –– 

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for the treatment of severe mental illness in adolescents is safe, effective, and robust, according to a study presented by investigators from the Mayo Clinic at the American Psychiatric Association's 2013 Annual Meeting. “I'm glad to see this study because it confirms what most experts in the field already know: that ECT is as safe and effective when used in adolescents as it is in older patients,” said Charles Kellner, MD, Director of the ECT Service at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. 
- Charles Kellner, MD, Director, ECT Service, Professor, Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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