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Explains what electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is, when it might be used and what happens during the treatment.
Sets UK-wide standards for ECT services.
Produces guidelines on best practice in healthcare.
Professional body for psychiatrists. Includes information about mental health problems and treatments.
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