Do Not Do Recommendation

 
Do not use electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) routinely for people with moderate depression but consider it if their depression has not responded to multiple drug treatments and psychological treatment.

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:
Do not use electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) routinely for people with moderate depression but consider it if their depression has not responded to multiple drug treatments and psychological treatment.
Interventions:
electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Depression in adults (CG90)
Published date:
October 2009
Paragraph number:
1.10.4.2
Page number:
41

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