A critique of narrative reviews of the evidence-base for ECT in depression

C. F. Meechan, K. R. Laws, A. H. Young, D. M. McLoughlin, S. Jauhar

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Abstract

There has been recent debate regarding the efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy in the treatment of depression. This has been based on narrative reviews that contradict existing systematic reviews and meta-analyses. In this special article, we highlight the mistakes that occur when interpreting evidence using narrative reviews, as opposed to conventional systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere10
Number of pages8
JournalEpidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
Volume31
Early online date27 Jan 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 27 Jan 2022

Keywords

  • depression
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • evidence-based medicine
  • meta-analysis
  • Key words Electroconvulsive therapy

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