Online ArticlesAttitudes Toward Electroconvulsive Therapy in Romanian PsychiatristsGazdag, Gábor MD, PhD*; Zsargó, Eszter MD†; Kerti, Katalin Margit MD‡; Grecu, Iosif Gábos MD, PhD, DSc§Author Information From the *Consultation-Liaison Psychiatric Service, Szent László Hospital, Budapest, Hungary; †Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary; ‡Laboratory of Cellular Neurophysiology, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary and §First Department of Psychiatry, University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Targu Mures, Targu Mures, Romania. Received for publication January 23, 2011; accepted January 25, 2011. Reprints: Gábor Gazdag, MD, PhD, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatric Service, Szent László Hospital, Budapest, Hungary (e-mail: [email protected]). The authors declare no conflict of interest. The Journal of ECT: September 2011 - Volume 27 - Issue 3 - p e55-e56 doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e318214c576 Buy Metrics Abstract Use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is influenced by the attitudes of the psychiatrists. The aim of this pilot survey was to assess the knowledge about and attitudes toward ECT in Romanian psychiatrists. Participants of a scientific meeting were requested to fill a 29-item questionnaire. Answers reflecting false concepts or negative attitudes toward ECT were more than 20% in 15 of 21 items, which highlights the urgent need to improve psychiatrists' education and training about ECT in Romania. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.