Year: 1993 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, v.13, no.2, (April 1993), p.159-160 SIEC No: 19930822

In this letter to the editor, the authors question why a previous review by Montgomery et al (see SIEC #920749) failed to mention the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as a treatment for suicidal behaviours. The present authors discuss the efficacy & safety of ECT in the treatment of depressed patients with suicidal ideation & behaviour. (3 refs.)