Safe use of electroconvulsive therapy in pregnancy

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A 22-year-old woman who was 32 weeks pregnant was given a course of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as a life-saving measure to treat a severe psychotic illness. The ECT was highly effective and careful monitoring of both the mother and the fetus demonstrated that this was a safe procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)679-680
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Issue number11-12
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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