George Kirov

George Kirov

George Kirov

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Shocked

ECT, Electroconvulsive or Electroshock therapy, is easily the most controversial treatment in psychiatry. It is given to the most severely ill patients and often achieves startling cures where other treatments have failed. More than half of the patients reach remission within 12 ECT sessions. Beh...

About me
George Kirov works at Cardiff University and conducts research in psychiatric genetics. In his clinical work he is the lead psychiatrist in the local ECT Unit. He has collected the more striking stories of patients treated at his clinic, in an attempt to de-mystify this treatment.
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