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Letters to the Editor
June 2001

Electrode Placement and Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Search for the Chimera—Reply

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2001;58(6):608-609. doi:

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In 2 independent studies, we found that the efficacy of RUL ECT was highly contingent on dosage relative to ST.%1,2 Furthermore, at high dosage (6 × ST), RUL ECT matched the efficacy of a robust form of BL ECT (2.5 × ST) and had both short- and long-term cognitive side effect advantages.%2

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