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Catatonia. I. Rating scale and standardized examination
It is concluded that catatonia is a distinct, moderately prevalent neuropsychiatric syndrome and the rating scale and screening instrument are reliable and valid. Expand
Catatonia in psychiatric classification: a home of its own.
  • M. Taylor, M. Fink
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American journal of psychiatry
  • 1 July 2003
These findings, which are consistent with established methods of defining distinct diagnostic groupings, support consideration of catatonia as an individual category in psychiatric diagnostic systems. Expand
Bifrontal, bitemporal and right unilateral electrode placement in ECT: randomised trial
Bitemporal leads to more rapid symptom reduction and should be considered the preferred placement for urgent clinical situations and each electrode placement is a very effective antidepressant treatment when given with appropriate electrical dosing. Expand
Catatonia. II. Treatment with lorazepam and electroconvulsive therapy
It is concluded that lorazepam and ECT are effective treatments for catatonia and the rating scale has predictive value and displays sensitivity to change in clinical status. Expand
Continuation electroconvulsive therapy vs pharmacotherapy for relapse prevention in major depression: a multisite study from the Consortium for Research in Electroconvulsive Therapy (CORE).
Both C-ECT and C-Pharm were shown to be superior to a historical placebo control, but both had limited efficacy, with more than half of patients either experiencing disease relapse or dropping out of the study. Expand
ECT Remission Rates in Psychotic Versus Nonpsychotic Depressed Patients: A Report from CORE
Bilateral ECT is effective in relieving severe major depression andRemission rates are higher and occur earlier in psychotic depressed patients than in nonpsychotic depressed patients, supporting the argument that psychotic depression is a distinguishable nosological entity that warrants separate treatment algorithms. Expand
Speed of response and remission in major depressive disorder with acute electroconvulsive therapy (ECT): a Consortium for Research in ECT (CORE) report.
ECT was associated with rapid response and remission in a high percentage of patients and warrants early consideration in treatment algorithms for patients with MDD. Expand
Convulsive therapy: a review of the first 55 years.
  • M. Fink
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of affective disorders
  • 1 March 2001
CT is effective in the treatment of patients with major depression, delusional depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, catatonia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and parkinsonism, and this breadth of action is both remarkable and unique. Expand
Convulsive therapy : theory and practice
It is your own time to continue reading habit and one of the books you can enjoy now is convulsive therapy theory and practice here. Expand
Relief of expressed suicidal intent by ECT: a consortium for research in ECT study.
Evidence-based treatment algorithms for major depressive mood disorders should include dichotomization according to suicide risk, as assessed by interview, and ECT should be considered earlier than at its conventional "last resort" position. Expand