A stable impairment in remote memory following electroconvulsive therapy.

@article{Squire1975ASI,
  title={A stable impairment in remote memory following electroconvulsive therapy.},
  author={Larry R Squire},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={1975},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={51-8}
}
Psychiatric patients receiving a course of electroconvulsive therapy for relief of depressive illness were given a test of remote memory for public events covering the years 1940-1969. An impairment in remote memory, covering nearly the entire time period sampled by the test, developed during the tirst five treatments. This impairment was present during the first hour after the fifth treatment and persisted unchanged for at least twenty-four hours thereafter. Electroconvulsive therapy did not… CONTINUE READING