Year: 1984 Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy, v.38, no.3, (July 1984), p.384-391 SIEC No: 19860648

ECT is valuable in the treatment of appropriately selected cases of suicidal behaviour. These are patients with major affective illness. The suicidal threats & concerns of patients with personality disorders are not likely to respond to ECT except in the presence of a complicating depressive illness. (15 refs)