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, cilt.29, sa.1, ss.45-50, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/yct.0b013e31826c9f05
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ECT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.