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What is the most commonly reported complaint after the patient regains consciousness? Test your clinical acumen here.

Electroconvulsive Therapy

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?

The guidelines and research discussed in this slideshow assess the benefits of various therapies for depressive disorders.

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The author scrutinizes the results of a new pilot study that finds the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® effective in treating bipolar depression.

Simply telling patients “we don’t know how ECT works” neglects our abundant knowledge of what this treatment does. The authors review biological actions of ECT and discuss future directions for research.

This review covers recent advances in ECT technique, post-ECT management, and theories of mechanism of action. It will focus on the use of ECT in depression, the most common indication for ECT in clinical practice.

Dementia, Agitation, and Aggression: The Role of Electroconvulsive Therapy

What role might electroconvulsive therapy play for short-term treatment of agitation and aggression in patients with dementia?

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