Sham Electroconvulsive Therapy Studies in Depressive Illness: A Review of the Literature and Consideration of the Placebo Phenomenon in Electroconvulsive Therapy Practice
Rasmussen, Keith G.
Journal of ECT 2009 March; 25(1): 54-59
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