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Electroconvulsive therapy use in adolescents: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in Annals of General Psychiatry, January 2013
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Title
Electroconvulsive therapy use in adolescents: a systematic review
Published in
Annals of General Psychiatry, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1744-859x-12-17
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Authors

Nádia NR Lima, Vânia B Nascimento, Jorge AC Peixoto, Marcial M Moreira, Modesto LR Neto, José C Almeida, Carlos AC Vasconcelos, Saulo A Teixeira, Jucier G Júnior, Francisco TC Junior, Diego DM Guimarães, Aline Q Brasil, Jesus S Cartaxo, Marco Akerman, Alberto OA Reis

Abstract

Considered as a moment of psychological vulnerability, adolescence is remarkably a risky period for the development of psychopathologies, when the choice of the correct therapeutic approach is crucial for achieving remission. One of the researched therapies in this case is electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The present study reviews the recent and classical aspects regarding ECT use in adolescents. Systematic review, performed in November 2012, conformed to the PRISMA statement. From the 212 retrieved articles, only 39 were included in the final sample. The reviewed studies bring indications of ECT use in adolescents, evaluate the efficiency of this therapy regarding remission, and explore the potential risks and complications of the procedure. ECT use in adolescents is considered a highly efficient option for treating several psychiatric disorders, achieving high remission rates, and presenting few and relatively benign adverse effects. Risks can be mitigated by the correct use of the technique and are considered minimal when compared to the efficiency of ECT in treating psychopathologies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 2%
Canada 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Nigeria 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 75 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 18%
Student > Master 11 13%
Student > Bachelor 10 12%
Student > Postgraduate 9 11%
Other 8 10%
Other 24 29%
Unknown 5 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 46 56%
Neuroscience 7 9%
Psychology 7 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Other 6 7%
Unknown 8 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 30. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 September 2020.
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