The use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to treat serious mental health problems is more prevalent in women and older individuals, researchers have found in an audit of ECT in England from 2011–2015.

Findings are a cause for concern and symptom of the ?over-medicalising of human distress?, says co-author of report using NHS data

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/20/electroconvulsive-therapy-ect-mostly-used-women-older-people-nhs

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