A case-matching study of the analgesic properties of electroconvulsive therapy.

@article{Wasan2004ACS,
  title={A case-matching study of the analgesic properties of electroconvulsive therapy.},
  author={Ajay D. Wasan and Kamal Artin and Michael R. Clark},
  journal={Pain medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={50-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Chronic pain improves with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), yet few case reports account for treatment of comorbid major depression, a significant confounder of the analgesia of ECT. This study reports on the analgesia of ECT, controlling for treatment of depression. METHODS This is a case-matching study comparing outcomes of inpatients with chronic pain and major depression in a multidisciplinary pain treatment unit treated with ECT and medications (cases) with those of inpatients… CONTINUE READING