Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Angelina Koh

  • Electroconvulsive therapy: Misunderstood, yet effective

    Angelina KohMelbourne, Australia Introduction Amongst all the treatments in psychiatry, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is perhaps the most misunderstood and controversial.1 Its portrayal in popular media and misuse in history have contributed to its reputation, despite ECT being an effective treatment for severe and refractory affective and psychotic disorders. This review aims to uncover the origins…