Psych Matters

Electro Convulsive Therapy

November 26, 2021 RANZCP
Psych Matters
Electro Convulsive Therapy
Show Notes

In this episode of Psych Matters, Professor Colleen Loo and Dr Brett Simpson discuss Electro Convulsive Therapy.

Professor Colleen Loo is a clinical psychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales, Sydney; Australia. She is an internationally recognised clinical expert and researcher in the field of ECT, ketamine and novel brain stimulation treatments (rTMS, tDCS) for depression. Her research spans laboratory neuroscience, clinical research and clinical trials. She has contributed to Australian and international treatment guidelines and policy.

Dr Brett Simpson is an old-age psychiatrist practicing in Sydney. He has extensive clinical experience in ECT and directs both a public and private ECT service. He is a member of the NSW ECT working party responsible for the production and revision of the NSW ECT Minimum Standards. He has taught ECT courses for more than 10 years.

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