What is the most commonly reported complaint after the patient regains consciousness? Test your clinical acumen here.
ECT has been an acute intervention for patients with severe resistant MDD, but what is its effect on brain volume?
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.
What role might electroconvulsive therapy play for short-term treatment of agitation and aggression in patients with dementia?
Some recent breakthroughs, using newly developed neuroscience investigational tools, suggest that if research resources are available, we could soon make substantial advances in understanding the mechanism of action of ECT.
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