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Titolo:
Extended continuation and maintenance ECT for long-lasting episodes of major depression
Autore:
Fox, HA;
Indirizzi:
Cornell Univ, Coll Med, Dept Psychiat, New York, NY 10021 USA Cornell Univ New York NY USA 10021 Dept Psychiat, New York, NY 10021 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF ECT
fascicolo: 1, volume: 17, anno: 2001,
pagine: 60 - 64
SICI:
1095-0680(200103)17:1<60:ECAMEF>2.0.ZU;2-N
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL; ELECTROCONVULSIVE-THERAPY; RECURRENT DEPRESSION; FOLLOW-UP; DISORDER; EFFICACY; RECOVERY; ASSOCIATION; TIME;
Keywords:
continuation and maintenance electroconvulsive; therapy; medication refractory major depression; chronic major depression; treatment of chronic major depression;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
32
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Fox, HA Cornell Univ, Coll Med, Dept Psychiat, 515 E 72nd St, New York, NY10021 USA Cornell Univ 515 E 72nd St New York NY USA 10021 ork, NY 10021 USA
Citazione:
H.A. Fox, "Extended continuation and maintenance ECT for long-lasting episodes of major depression", J ECT, 17(1), 2001, pp. 60-64

Abstract

While most major depressive episodes are relatively short lasting, a substantial minority of patients with severe mood disorders respond poorly to available treatments and remain ill for extended periods of time. The possible role of continuation and maintenance electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the management of such patients has not been clearly established. Three patients are reported whose long-lasting, relatively medication refractory episodes of major depression were treated with ECT for both acute and continuation and maintenance purposes. Although relapses occurred despite treatment,the frequency, severity, and duration of relapses were apparently diminished by ECT. Relapses occurred with diminishing frequency over the course of individual episodes, and were typically reversed by three or four closely spaced ECT treatments. No medical complications occurred. While complaints of memory difficulty were common, Mini-Mental Status Examinations 6 weeks after ECT were unimpaired. Continuation and maintenance ECT appears to be a safe and effective treatment modality for long-lasting episodes of major depression. Recommendationsfor clinical management are proposed.

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