Electroconvulsive Therapy in Children and Adolescents by Neera Ghaziuddin

Electroconvulsive Therapy in Children and Adolescents

EditorNeera Ghaziuddin, Garry Walter

Hardcover | October 29, 2013

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This is a pioneering book and is the first book of its kind. The book offers guidance about the use of ECT in adolescents with up to date and concise information. The editors of the book are Neera Ghaziuddin MD, MRCPsych (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA), and Garry Walter, MD, Ph.D.(University of Sydney, Australia) who spear-headed the re-introduction of ECT as a safe and an effective treatment option for a subgroup of adolescents with severe psychiatric disorders. This book offers a review of the existing literature, firsthand experience of the authors regarded as experts intheir respective field and highly informative case descriptions. The book also offers a historical perspective, explaining the reasons why ECT fell out of favor, particularly among child and adolescent psychiatrists, and the resulting lost opportunity to train clinicians over many decades. Starting around the 1990's, there has been a revival of interest, probablydue to the recognition of treatment resistance among some adolescents. The chapter about the mechanism of action ECT describes biological mechanisms that are known to underlie mental illness. Other chapters include a discussion about stigma associated with ECT, ethical and informed consent issues, astep-by-step guidance about using ECT, use of anesthesia during ECT and the interaction between ECT and medications. In addition, its use in youth with general medical and neurological disorders is described. The chapter detailing side effects of the treatment dispels misinformation and indicatesthat ECT is a safe, painless and a highly effective procedure which is not associated with any lasting side effects. The use of ECT in the treatment of specific disorders (mood and psychotic disorders, severe self-injury and catatonia) is described under respective chapters using case examples.Lay readers, families and patients considering this treatment will find the question and answer subsections at the end of each chapter useful. The experience of the editors gives a unique insight to ECT, dispelling myths and stigma and guides the reader about its proper use.

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Neera Ghaziuddin, MD, MRCPsych, is Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, appointed to the Faculty in 1992. She directs the Treatment Resistant Disorder clinic and trains future generations of child psychiatrists about the use of electroconvulsive therapy in youth. She has publi...
Electroconvulsive Therapy in Children and Adolescents
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Title:Electroconvulsive Therapy in Children and AdolescentsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:316 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:October 29, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199937893

ISBN - 13:9780199937899

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ForewordPrefaceAbout the EditorsContributors1. Edward Shorter: The History of Pediatric ECT2. Max Fink: The Mechanism of Action of ECT3. Andrew McDonald and Garry Walter: ECT and Stigma4. Michael Robertson, Joseph M. Rey and Garry Walter: Ethical and Consent Aspects5. Neera Ghaziuddin, Elise Hodges and Polly Gipson: A Practical Guide to Using ECT in Minors6. Daniel F. Maixner: ECT in Young People with Comorbid Medical and Neurological Disorders7. Daniel Gih, Emma Taylor and Bernard Biermann: Anesthesia8. Angele Consoli, William de Carvalho and David Cohen: Side-effects9. Neera Ghaziuddin: ECT for Adolescent Mood Disorders10. Yuval Bloch, Daniel Stein and Garry Walter: ECT for Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders11. Dirk Dhossche and Lee Wachtel: ECT for Catatonia in Autism12. Lee Wachtel and Dirk Dhossche: ECT for Self-injurious BehaviourIndex