An international perspective on the acceptability and sustainability of electroconvulsive therapy.
Maughan D., Molodynski A.
There is robust evidence that electroconvulsive therapy is an effective treatment for some mental illnesses. Despite this, its use remains controversial and is declining in some countries, with a consequent loss of skills and knowledge. This, and the view of it as a 'treatment of last resort', may undermine its sustainability.