A preliminary study of the effects of electroconvulsive therapy on regional brain glucose metabolism in patients with major depression.


Animal studies have shown that a course of electroconvulsive shock (ECS) leads to a significant reduction in glucose metabolism in rat brains 1 day after the last ECS. In humans, of the two positron emission tomography (PET) studies that assessed the effects of a course of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) on brain glucose metabolism in depressed patients… (More)


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