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Journal of ECT:
doi: 10.1097/YCT.0000000000000136
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Effectiveness of Left Anterior Right Temporal Electrode Placement in Electroconvulsive Therapy: 3 Case Reports.

Weiss, Alan Micheal MBBS, FRANZCP; Hansen, Shane Michael BN, CNS; Safranko, Ivan FRANZCP; Hughes, Pequita BN

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Abstract

Unilateral and bitemporal electrode placement has been the dominant mode of delivery in electroconvulsive therapy. We report 3 patients receiving maintenance electroconvulsive therapy where the use of dominant electrode placements was ineffective. Changing to left anterior right temporal electrode placement resulted in marked clinical improvement. This supports the limited literature on this electrode placement.

(C) 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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