Given the severe burden, grave suffering, and lack of remission with standard therapeutics in many patients with PTSD, preliminary data on the role of ECT seems promising.
The recent increase in suicides highlights the urgent need for better treatment of severe depression. ECT is an intervention proven to reduce suicidality, yet it is underused because of the associated stigma.
ECT is a highly effective treatment for depression, but a portion of patients fail to respond as hoped. Clinical variables have overall limited utility as a predictor of response. Is inflammation the key?
ECT has been found effective in mitigating the deleterious consequences of SIB.
It’s an FDA approved technology, but what exactly is TMS and why should you be aware of it?
For ethical and economic reasons, when patients are acutely ill with catatonia and melancholia, ECT is best considered sooner rather than later.
The author interviews Jonathan Sadowsky, PhD, historian of psychiatry, about his book Electroconvulsive Therapy in America: The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy.
The latest news in geriatric psychiatry covers olfactory deficits in cognitively impaired patients, a smartphone app for older adults with serious mental illness, and adjunctive ketamine for late-life depression.
Among patients with treatment-resistant MDD, transcranial magnetic stimulation wins the popular vote.
ECT has been an acute intervention for patients with severe resistant MDD, but what is its effect on brain volume?