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The FDA and ECT

McDonald, William M. MD; Weiner, Richard D. MD, PhD; Fochtmann, Laura J. MD, MBI; McCall, W. Vaughn MD, MS

doi: 10.1097/YCT.0000000000000326

From the *Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA; †Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC; Departments of ‡Psychiatry, §Pharmacological Sciences, and ‖Biomedical Informatics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY; and ¶Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, GA.

Received for publication April 4, 2016; accepted April 4, 2016.

Reprints: William M. McDonald, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (e-mail:

Dr. McDonald reports research support from the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke, Stanley Foundation, Soterix, Neuronetics, and Cervel Neurotherapeutics. He was a consultant on the Neurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, member of the American Psychiatric Association Council on Research and Quality representing ECT and Neuromodulation Therapies, and he has a contract with Oxford University Press to coedit a book on the Clinical Guide to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in the Treatment of Depression. He is a member of the editorial boards for American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Journal of ECT and section editor for Current Psychiatry Reports. Dr. Weiner is coinventor on a Duke University patent licensed to Mecta, Corp. He does not personally receive royalties. Dr. Fochtmann consults for the American Psychiatric Association on the development of practice guidelines and has received travel funds to attend meetings related to these duties. She also receives travel funds from the American Psychiatric Association to attend the FOCUS self-assessment editorial board meeting. She has received honoraria for serving as a member of National Institute of Mental Health grant review panels, Technical Expert Panels for AHRQ, and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute reviews related to psychiatric topics. She also received honoraria to present at a meeting of the International Society for ECT and Neuromodulation. Dr. McCall receives royalties from Wolters Kluwer Publishing, speaking fees from CME Outfitters, and consulting fees from Multiple Energy Technologies.

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