Year: 1999 Source: Journal of Affective Disorders, v.56, (1999), p.183-187 SIEC No: 20000274

A total of 45 psychiatric in-patients who committed suicide while in hospital were compared to a matched control group. The use of electroconvulsive therapy during the last 3 months of hospitalization was reviewed. No difference in the utilization of this therapy was found between the 2 groups. Future prospective studies with larger sample sizes are needed to further examine this question. (13 refs.)