Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward Electroconvulsive Therapy Among Medical Students, Psychology Students, and the General Public

Aki O. E. , Ak S. , Sonmez Y. E. , DEMİR B.

JOURNAL OF ECT, vol.29, no.1, pp.45-50, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/yct.0b013e31826c9f05
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ECT
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-50


Objective: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is safe and effective for the treatment of various psychiatric disorders. Despite being a well-known treatment method among health care professionals, lay people generally have a negative opinion of ECT. The present study aimed to examine knowledge of and attitudes toward ECT among medical students, psychology students, and the general public. Psychology students were included because they are among the important groups in mental health care in Turkey.