Richard Abrams, MD


EEG Monitoring in ECT: A Guide to Treatment Efficacy

May 01, 1998

For over 50 years we clinicians have administered electroconvulsive therapy with little to guide us in deciding whether or not a particular induced seizure is an effective treatment. At first we thought that piloerection or pupillary dilatation predicted the efficacy of a seizure, but these signs were difficult to assess and were never subjected to controlled experiments.