During my residency I did some research on electroconvulsive therapy. Here are the papers I published.
I wrote a paper that gives some background information and a general overview of the procedure of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). It was published in the Southern Medical Journal and can be seen by clicking on the link here.
There has been a lot of conjecture about the mechanism of action of ECT and the effect on the brain. This paper, published in the Journal of ECT, explores the research about how we feel ECT works and the impact on the brain.
For the first ten years of my practice as a psychiatrist I performed ECT as a major part of my work. During that time I performed over six thousand treatments and saw many patients have positive and lasting relief with their depression. When the treatment is tailored to fit each individual patient with a preferential use of unilateral technique, memory issues associated with the treatment can be minimized.