Dean's Grand Rounds - Catatonia and ECT: a European perspective

Free Members’ Webinar

Thursday 14 December 2023


The webinar aimed to offer the opportunity to present a case of severe catatonia in an intensive care unit with a rapid and complete response to ECT, and to incorporate the service user's views. The webinar hoped to provide delegates with an European overview of the awareness and knowledge of catatonia among psychiatrists, a review of the literature of ECT as treatment for psychiatric conditions including catatonia, and to also discuss current attitudes towards ECT.

Programme and speakers

  • Introduction and welcome to the webinar
  • 'Patient experience/ Case presentation' - Dr Myles Doyle
  • 'Awareness and knowledge of catatonia and how to recognise it among psychiatrists' - Professor Gabor Gazdag
  • 'National UK data in usage and outcomes of ECT for catatonia' - Dr Richard Braithwaite
  • 'Overview of the literature of ECT in catatonia' - Professor Linda Van Diermen
  • 'Attitudes towards ECT in Norway and current trends and updates on ECT' - Dr Eivind Aakhus
  • Q&A



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