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Biological therapies ­ Evaluation

Chemotherapy Appropriateness
Anti-depressant drugs allow people with depression to carry on with their `normal' lives, however as
there is little effort needed from the user, this could lead to a lack of personal responsibility. Also,
regular use of these drugs could result in dependency; drugs, such…

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Electro-convulsive Therapy (ECT) Effectiveness
Comer (2000) found, in regards to ECT that 60-70% of patients improve after treatment supporting
the claim that ECT is effective. However, Sackheim et al. (2001) found that 84% of patients relapsed
within 6 months of treatment.
Gregory et al. (1985) found that `real' ECT was…


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