Electroshock and The Aged Patient

  • William P. Wilson
  • L. Frank Major
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 6)


The subject of physical trauma to the brain may at first glance seem unrelated to psychopharmacology. Still, to consider the use of the largest number of pharmacological agents in the treatment of mental problems in the aged, it is necessary that we include electroshock. This is true because we must know how to use anesthetic agents and other drugs in this treatment modality.


Affective Disorder Shock Therapy Depressive Reaction Affective Disturbance Convulsive Therapy 
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  • William P. Wilson
  • L. Frank Major

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