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In patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS), this study compared the efficacy of continuation treatment with flupenthixol alone, continuation electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) alone, and combined continuation ECT and flupenthixol. One hundred fourteen TRS patients received acute treatment (Phase I) with bilateral ECT and flupenthixol (12-24(More)
Seizure threshold determination is of crucial importance in optimizing electrical stimulus dosage during administering electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). We measured initial seizure threshold by means of Srinakharinwirot University titration schedule in 150 psychotic patients. Initial seizure threshold was approximately 104 millicoulombs on average, but(More)
Treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS) is a critical public health concern. Short-term treatment with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), combined with neuroleptics, may increase the response rate in patients with TRS, when compared with either treatment alone. We conducted an open-trial study in 59 patients with TRS with acute exacerbations, by using(More)
BACKGROUND Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been used to treat schizophrenia since its inception in 1938. Nonetheless, there has never been a research study documenting the efficacy of ECT in schizophrenia. All ECT studies suffered unexceptable methodological flaws. The authors hypothesized the 3-week stabilization period as: 1) a screening method for(More)
OBJECTIVE To study differences between runaways and non-runaways in a mental health clinic and to study differences between runaways in a mental health clinic and legal / shelter system. MATERIAL AND METHOD Psychiatric records of runaways and non-runaways from Vajira Hospital were collected from June 1994 to October 2003. 21 cases in each group were(More)
There has been a dearth of long-term studies investigating the seizure-threshold changes in patients receiving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). This study aimed to determine changes in seizure threshold over acute, continuation, and maintenance ECT (Phases I, II, and III). Twenty schizophrenic patients were estimated to have a seizure threshold by the(More)
Seizure threshold determination is of crucial importance in optimizing electrical stimulus dosage at electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). We measured initial seizure threshold by means of Srinakharinwirot University titration schedule in 106 patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, receiving bilateral ECT. Seizure threshold was approximately 106(More)
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