Vilified and Validated - Marking the 80th Anniversary of ECT
Dr. David Goldbloom presents CAMH Grand Rounds in April 2018.
Learning objectives: to become familiar with the early history of ECT, including in Toronto; to appreciate the cultural history of ECT and its impact on attitudes and behaviour; and to consider the evidence of the effectiveness of ECT.
David Goldbloom's activities have been recognized and awarded by his peers and students. He has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters and has provided talks and lectures to student, professional and public audiences. He is the editor of two textbooks in psychiatry and co-author with Dr. Pier Bryden of the best-selling book "How Can I Help: A Week in My Life as a Psychiatrist." He maintains an active clinical and teaching role at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) where he serves as Senior Medical Advisor. He served as Vice-Chair and then Chair of the Board of the Mental Health Commission of Canada from 2007 to 2015.
More on David Goldbloom: Wikipedia page
More on Brain Stimulation:
- Shock Therapy; A History of Electroconvulsive Treatment in Mental Illness by Edward Shorter and David Healy
Available through Caversham books in Toronto or Amazon
- ECT and other brain Stimuation at CAMH
- Brain Circuitry and Human Behaviour: What can go wrong and what can we do about it? CAMH Rounds with Dr. Nir Lipsman