Patient : How can I find out which hospitals are using the best ECT techniques and equipment before I consider the procedure? I understand newer ECT treatments use unilateral vs bilateral electrode placement and ultra brief pulse widths to minimize cognitive impairment. Also, I read about focal electrically-administered seizure therapy (FEAST) aimed at the prefrontal cortex that reduces involvement of the temporal lobe thus reducing amnestic side effects. Thanks, Ken P.
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